1964 Policewomen gain the rank of constable

During 1964, legislation passed to allow for the Police Regulation (Women Police) Amendment Bill which conferred the status of constables of police upon policewomen, removing the previous arrangement as special constables.

Amongst other benefits, the recognition for policewomen as constables allowed them to contribute to and benefit from the Police Superannuation Fund.

On Wedesday 24 March 1965, 58 Women were sworn in as constables by Commissioner Norman Allan. General Secretary Frank Laut was also in attendance in recognition of the role the Association has played in winning such an important advancement.