A history of female policing

A history of female police officers
A history of female police officers

A Nottinghamshire police officer is looking for the public’s help as he carries out research into the role of women in policing over the past century.

PC Robert Phillips is carrying out the research to mark 100 years of women working in policing with Nottinghamshire Police and would like to hear from retired female officers, police matrons, or their relatives who may wish to share their memories, both good and bad.

He is also asking anyone with photographs to scan and send them to him.

You can contact him via email at robert.phillips@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk

PC Phillips is particularly interested in anyone with information about Nottinghamshire’s first female Chief Inspector, Jessie Alexander.

She was born and raised in Scotland, joined Nottinghamshire Police in March 1936 and retired in March 1966, being awarded the British Empire Medal in 1963.

She retired back to Scotland shortly after.

The information PC Phillips has is she was born in Woodside, Mauchline near to Ayr in Ayrshire. She is believed to have died in 1986 aged 80.

PC Phillips would be interested in learning any further information about Jessie Alexander’s life and career, obtaining any stories or photographs.

You can contact PC Phillips via email at robert.phillips@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk