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Female Police Officers (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-11-17

Duration: 00:08:17

Subjects: Law Enforcement | Policewomen | Baton Rouge Police Department | Lafayette Police Department


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Miceli, Brenda Interviewee
  • Butler, Barbara Interviewee
  • Richard, Terri Interviewee
  • Griffin, Bernadette Interviewee


This segment from the November 17, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s profile of four female police officers – Brenda Miceli and Barbara Butler of the Baton Rouge Police Department and Terri Richard and Bernadette Griffin of the Lafayette Police Department. They discuss: why they wanted to become police officers; working in a male-dominated field; the impact of the job on their personal lives; and people’s reactions to dealing with a female cop.