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LAPD SWAT Trainee Would Be First Female In Unit

April 03, 2008  | 

A highly regarded female police officer has been accepted into the training program for the Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT unit, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first woman officer to join the elite, insular group since its formation.

Jennifer Grasso, 36, was one of 13 officers accepted to the 12-week training course. There are six openings on the 60-member squad.

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