St. Paul Police Oral History Project: Interview with Deborah Gilbreath Montgomery
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Deborah Gilbreath Montgomery was appointed police officer for the St. Paul Police Department on September 8, 1975. She was promoted to Sergeant in 1987, to Lieutenant in 1998, to Commander in 2000, and Senior Commander 2003. Deborah retired July 31, 2003. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Being the first woman to become a St. Paul Police Officer; becoming a cop; physical tests to become a police officer; police academy; difficulties dealing with deaths on the job; partners; being black and a woman within the department; developing young officers; Carolen Bailey; traveling with the International Association of Women Police to China and Russia; comparing women police in other departments; working nights; losing a partner; taking the position of Assistant Commissioner of Public Safety for the State of Minnesota; working in the Juvenile Department; community policing.
Quantity 83 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Cavett, Kateleen Hope
Interviewee: Montgomery, Deborah Gilbreath - Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 05/24/2004 - 01/30/2007
(Interviews conducted 5/24/2004, 7/11/2005 and 1/30/2007.)
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 132
Accession Number AV2011.28.9
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'St. Paul Police Oral History Project'

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