Cumbria’s first female police officer, 100 years ago.

. Mabel Farrar is the sergeant, front centre. The other officers may have nothing to do with Cumbria.

The research for this interesting point in history regarding the area’s first female police officer was done in 2015 by asking the public about the matter.  As it turned out, it would appear that the first one may have been Mabel Farrer, who stared work over the border in Gretna in January 1917. But “as well as being employed by the Women Police Service, Mabel was also sworn in as a Special Constable for Dumfrieshire, Cumberland, and the City of Carlisle. Part of her time was spent in Carlisle and when there she reported to the Chief Constable…”

Read the full article, from Cumbria Crack.

Author: Steve

Steve Shearwater, the author of this series of books and admin of this website and blog.

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