Even in the 1950s, women served on the front lines of the war against crime...
...as seen in this tale from Police Trap #1.
This tale of female empowerment from 1954 is from the short-lived Police Trap #1, illustrated (and probably written) by Bill Draut, who also did a lot of comics work in the 1950s-1970s, primarily for Harvey, Toby, and DC in literally every genre from crime to superhero to romance.
He continued working until the mid-1980s, ending up (like many other comic artists) working on tv animation, where he was one of the primary designers for the original GI Joe cartoon series.
And, please remember to be observant and careful when you ride public transportation!