TICKLED WITH THE CHOICE–Gaylean Dunn, center, of LAPD’s Van Nuys division, reacting with delight as she is named “Miss Fuzz of 1972” in a beauty contest with 14 other policewomen.
High crotch shorts.
Van Nuys for the trifecta.
The winner was chosen by male members of the Police Commission. No, really.
Lest we judge harshly, this was still two years before Angie Dickinson as Sgt. Pepper Anderson in Police Woman. In 1972 the LAPD didn’t allow women to serve on street patrol. The department got away with it by establishing a height requirement.
Gaylean appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson as a result of her victory. There was no “Miss Fuzz of 1973”.
Photo credit: Ben Oleander, LA Times