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Addie Maddox

In 1921, Addie Maddox was hired as one of the first policewomen in the Evansville Police Department. The newly-created title of “Policewoman” was listed a a separate position on the organizational chart and had its own job description, part of which read, “it shall be their specific duty to visit public dance halls, parks, picture shows, theaters, cafes, stores, stations and other places frequented by women and girls. The work of policewomen shall be protection and reformation of girls and women.”