Women Breaking the Mold in Kern County: Irma Carson was the 1st African-American Female BPD Officer

BAKERSFIELD, California - Women breaking the mold in Kern County. 

Irma Carson's story is a perfect example of women working their way into traditional roles filled by men in the workplace. 

In 1969, Carson became the first African-American woman to join the Bakersfield Police force. 

She went on to also become the first African-American woman to join the Bakersfield City Council.

23ABC's Feven Kay has her story. 

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