Alice Stebbins Wells (June 13, 1873 – August 17, 1957) was the first American-born female police officer in the United States, hired in 1910 in Los Angeles. Although other women had worked with the police (chiefly looking after female prisoners), Wells was the first to be sworn as an officer in her own right. She broke the dam and as a direct result of her example, several other cities and countries began hiring female police officers.
DSP Shahzadi Gulfam a Pakistani police officer, serving a U.N. peace operation, received the 2011 International Female Police Peacekeeper Award in recognition of her outstanding performance.She is the first Pakistani female officer to receive the prestigious award. She was the first female police officer to represent Pakistan when she was deployed in the UN Mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1997.Later she served in Kosovo in 1999 and Timor-Leste in 2007.