This badge is a symbolic representation of a police officer. Police officers often the traits of a hero; they are brave, the protect the public often with cost to themselves. Police officers risk their lives for the safety of the public.
Alice S. Wells - the first American born female police officer, hired in 1910, served until 1940. Petitioned the mayor, police commissioner, and Los Angeles city council to join the LAPD to aid women and children who were victims of crime. Founder of the International Association of Police Women. Sixteen other cities and several foreign countries hired female police officers as a direct result of Wells' activities.