April 6th, 2007

question about women and policing in the UK

Hello all!

I'm currently writing a story that is set in Manchester, UK in 1981. What I need to know is, after the Sexual Discrimination Act was set into place in 1976 and the 'Woman' title was abolished and women were free to pursue careers with CID--Would it be possible for a female officer to gain the rank of DCI in 1981?