LAPD's First Female in Flight

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terri lincolninflight LAPD's First Female in FlightTerri Lincoln was listening to the radio when she had an “Aha!” moment that changed her life. She heard an ad promoting careers with the Los Angeles Police Department.

At that moment Lincoln knew she would fly helicopters for the LAPD. She joined the department and worked street patrol for five years before having a shot at her dream of joining the LAPD Air Support division.

Lincoln not only accomplished her dream of flying helicopters for the LAPD. She went on to become the department’s first female pilot, and later, their first female flight instructor!

Lincoln says the Los Angeles Police Department and its Air Support Division offer tremendous opportunities for women interested in an exciting career.

Now retired from the Los Angeles Police Department, Terri Lincoln remains active in law enforcement aviation as executive director of the non-profit Air Support Angels Foundation.

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