SDPD's First Black Detective
Reginald S. Townsend 1915
SDPD's First Chief
Joseph A. Coyne 1889
SDPD's First Policewoman
Lucille Jeardue 1917
SDPD's First Black Female Officer
Helga Johnson 1972
SDPD's First
Hispanic Officer
Sergeant Jose Cota 1891
SDPD's First Badge
7 Point Star
1889-1900
SDPD's First Dispatcher
Vernon "Tommy" Thompson 1932
SDPD's First Uniformed Female Patrol Officer assigned to beat duty


Officer Alicia Lampert 1973
Patrolman Frank McCarter 1909
SDPD's First Black Officer
SDPD's First Chinese Officer
Special Officer Thomas Ah Quin 1917
SDPD's First Native American
Commissioner Edward "Ned" Bushyhead 1889
SDPD's First
Female Employee
Matron Rose Longacre 1912
SDPD's First Detective
P. Harry Von Den Berg
1907
SDPD's First Black Supervisor
Sergeant John Cloud 1934

RECOGNIZING PIONEERING
OFFICERS

SDPD's First Black
Motorcycle Officer
Sam Edmonds 1963