Part 1 of 2 was recorded at the base of Tumamoc Hill in Tucson, Arizona on June 11th, 2018. The interview covers the following themes:
Family history and parents’ move to Tucson in 1962. Father’s work at camera shop and Tucson Police Department.
Sueme’s childhood and education at Cragin Elementary School.
Interest in biology. College at UA, but lack of teaching jobs for women in biology.
An aside about family, German identity, and waning Catholicism.
Sueme’s father’s refusal to join Tucson Police strike in mid-1970s.
Sueme’s work in Police records section during college in 1974.
Father’s resistance to women in law enforcement.
Becoming a police dispatcher and description of work.
The entry of women into law enforcement jobs.
Working at TPD while Sueme’s father was still an officer.
Sueme’s move from dispatching to police work in 1985.
Part 2 of 2 was recorded at the base of Tumamoc Hill in Tucson, Arizona on June 13th, 2018. The interview covers the following themes:
A survey of Sueme’s different police jobs from the 1980s to late 2000s.
Changing public response to female police officers over Sueme's career.
Policing styles in the 1980s and community policing.
A discussion of law enforcement, race, the use of force, and mental health.
Tucson’s domestic violence policies and Pima County Victim Witness program.
Sueme’s first shooting and the execution of Joseph Woods.
Archetypal crimes of the 1980s and 1990s.
Proliferation of assault rifles after Sueme’s retirement.
Declining police role in traffic accident documentation.
Retirement and pensions.
Mental health services for law enforcement.
Police-community relations and national media in 2018.