as patrolman and in some cases as sergeants. Because the pool of eligible candidates for lieutenant contain minority members, some of whom have experience as sergeants, and because the eligibility list for sergeants contain qualified minority members, such selection can be made within the statutory scheme.
Because the present promotional list is of limited duration, and will expire within the coming year, the problem may be ameliorated in future years because of the eligibility of minority members and women newly hired as police officers under our prior order. The effects of the prior discriminatory practices will be lessened in the future.
Since there was only one woman who took and passed either promotional exam, and she ranked 363 on the sergeant's exam, we have not included women in the above determination. However, we shall consider women in regard to classes of detectives. Pursuant to statutory authorization, 53 P.S. § 23536 the City of Pittsburgh has created the classifications of Detective 1st Grade, Detective 2nd Grade and Detective 3rd Grade. There are 83 Detectives 1st Grade, 13 of whom are black, 44 Detectives 2nd Grade, 9 of whom are black, and 23 Detectives 3rd Grade, 1 of whom is black. No women have been ever assigned to one of the additional classes of detectives.
Police officers are assigned to the additional classes of detectives on the basis of a particular aptitude for investigation, outstanding meritorious service, or unusual and exceptional bravery. Officers in the detective classes receive a salary not less than the maximum of salaries of patrolmen. Historically, all female police officers were routinely assigned on a permanent basis to the Missing Persons Section of the Detective Branch. Consequently, female police officers have been afforded a limited opportunity to distinguish themselves by unusual and exceptional bravery, outstanding meritorious service or aptitude for investigation. In any event, women have been overlooked for recommendation to the detective grades and this needs to be rectified.
The Superintendent of Police has managerial discretion to transfer police officers. Such discretion should be used to place female officers in positions outside the Missing Persons Section. Furthermore, female police officers are to be recognized for meritorious service by assignment to the detective grades. We order the City of Pittsburgh to assign qualified police women to Detective 1st Grade, Detective 2nd Grade, and Detective 3rd Grade to the extent that the complement of personnel in each such grade shall be composed of not less than 10% Female police officers, to the extent that vacancies are available and before any further appointments of male personnel are made.