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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1991
For the first time in the Los Angeles Police Department's history, a woman has been named to command a division. Janice Carlson, a 25-year veteran of the department, officially took over operations at the LAPD's Pacific Division Wednesday, replacing Capt. John Wilbanks, who retired last month, according to a department statement. Carlson's service includes command assignments at the Narcotics Division and the Internal Affairs Division.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1991
For the first time in the Los Angeles Police Department's history, a woman has been named to command a division. Janice Carlson, a 25-year veteran of the department, officially took over operations at the LAPD's Pacific Division Wednesday, replacing Capt. John Wilbanks, who retired last month, according to a department statement. Carlson's service includes command assignments at the Narcotics Division and the Internal Affairs Division.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1985
A cool, smooth-talking man in a three-piece suit, carrying two guns in a briefcase, robbed a woman at her Fountain Valley home Saturday and drove off in a late-model Thunderbird with an estimated $113,000 worth of rare American coins and jewelry, police said. Shortly after Janice Carlson placed an advertisement in a local paper offering for sale a collection of 1,000 rare U.S. coins, Lt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1988 | JACK JONES, From staff and wire reports
The first results are in from the Chinatown wishing well poll and--as in several other surveys--George Bush is leading. At least that's the report from Walter Soo Hoo of the Chinatown Merchants Assn., who says that in the first 10 days after Dukakis for President and Bush for President signs were mounted on opposite sides of the pond, visitors tossed $190.84 at Bush and $176.16 at Dukakis.
OPINION
March 1, 1992 | Kay Mills, Kay Mills is author of "A Place in the News: From the Women's Pages to the Front Page" (Columbia University Press)
Women's roles in the Los Angeles Police Department--and their numbers--could change dramatically in the wake of the beating of Rodney King by four of the department's officers. But any attempts to expand their presence and influence in the force must dislodge entrenched male attitudes that regard female officers not as colleagues but as just another support system. Of the Los Angeles Police Department's 8,202 sworn officers, 1,114, or 13%, are female.
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December 15, 1991 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Jan Carlson left the bucolic calm of Lincoln, Neb., to vacation along the beaches of Los Angeles 27 years ago, she didn't plan on staying long. But she never left. And when Carlson joined the Los Angeles Police Department as a clerk/typist two years later, in 1966, she didn't plan on staying there either. But stay she did. Carlson has since worked her way up from a civilian police secretary to the highest-ranking female officer in one of the nation's largest police departments.
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