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JULIE Y. CROSS was the first federal female special agent to die in the line of duty, June 1980.
WIFLE's highest annual award is named in her honor,
The Julie Y. Cross Award
®.
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DR. DORIS R. MCCROSSON was the Justice representative to the newly formed 1970 OPM Committee, ICWIFLE, Interagency Committee on Women in Federal Law Enforcement, the predecessor to today's WIFLE organization.
 "WIFLE BEFORE WIFLE" PDF


DOROTHY ROPER DALY was the Treasury representative to the newly formed 1970 OPM Committee, ICWIFLE, Interagency Committee on Women in Federal Law Enforcement, the predecessor to today's WIFLE organization.

Excerpts from Oral History of the Treasury Department

Dorothy R. Daly with Treasury Secretary Joseph W. Barr April 1993

JESSIE L. LANE was the first non-sworn individual to be named President of Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc. (2011). Currently, Jessie is appointed as Deputy Executive Director of WIFLE, Inc. and Vice President of the WIFLE Foundation.  PDF

GRACE REISLING First Special Agent Canine (K-9) Handler ATF Pioneer PDF

ZANDRA FLEMISTER blazed a trail in the Secret Service  PDF

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Celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the First 5 Secret Service Female Special Agents    
VIDEO

JANA MONROE, Assistant Director, FBI (retired)
First female profiler in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit
First Assistant Director of the FBI Cyber Division, in Washington D.C. 
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SUSAN ROLEY MALONE
Interview of the first Female FBI Agent

Susan Roley Malone was one of the first two women special agents in 1972. This interview was conducted on
June 21, 2012.
(FBI)
PDF  |  Interview Video

1972: The First Two Female Special Agents in the FBI Were
A Marine and a Nun


FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover had a firm rule: only men could be special agents in the FBI . But that rule changed shortly after his death in May 1972, paving the way for the first female modern Special Agents. The two women, Joanne Pierce Misko and Susan Roley Malone, joined their 43 male counterparts at the FBI's Special Agent training course in Quantico, VA, in July 1972. Joanne Pierce Misko had been a nun in New York for 10 years before getting her start as a researcher with the FBI in 1970. Susan Roley Malone had already broken stereotypes as a U.S. Marine when the FBI began accepting special agent applications from women.  They worked hard and wanted to be just like any other agent. "We wanted to be agents first. We just happened to be women."

JOANNE PIERCE MISKO

Interview of one of the First Two Female FBI Agents

Joanne Pierce Misko was one of the first two women special agents in 1972. This interview was conducted on
June 22, 2012.
(FBI)
PDF  |  Interview Video

MARIE JOHNSON Trailblazer for the U.S. Capitol Police Video


Marie retired after 32 years of service. She joined in 1974 and was one of the first four women to join and the first Black woman to wear the USCP badge.  In March of 2022, the United States Capitol Police has 328 female officers; 160 are women of color. Ms. Johnson paved a path to make it easier for those who followed.

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