St. Paul Police Oral History Project: Interview with Carolen Fay Gesin Bailey
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Carolen Fay Bailey was appointed policewoman for the St. Paul Bureau of Police July 17, 1961. She was promoted to Sergeant December 25, 1971 and Lieutenant May 25, 1985. She retired January 31, 1991. During her career she was Minnesota Association Women Officer of the Year in 1980 and Minnesota Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety 1992-1997. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life and college; having kids and working in the Welfare Department and the Police Department; having to quit because of her pregnancy; women coming into the Police Department; promotion to sergeant; working with juveniles and the positives of working in the Police department versus social work; undercover work; being protected by other officers; guns and shooting; being promoted to lieutenant and doing roll call; Ramsey County Child Abuse team and Sexual Offense Services; family reaction to her career; Sackett case; Black Muslims threatening Carolen; reviewing Carolen's eleven police scrapbooks; working VICE; helping other women in the department; working in Sex Homicide; working patrol; mentors; uniforms; proudest moments.
Quantity 117 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Cavett, Kateleen Hope
Interviewee: Bailey, Carolen Fay Gesin
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 05/10/2007 - 05/25/2007
(Interviews conducted 5/10/2007, 5/18/2007 and 5/25/2007.)
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 132
Accession Number AV2011.28.1
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'St. Paul Police Oral History Project'

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