Alice Clement was one of the first female detectives on the Chicago Police Department, which she joined in 1913. She became a detective sergeant first grade. She was famous for her flamboyant, stylish wardrobe, her memory for faces, and her gift for disguise. She made a thousand arrests in one year, and was hailed as a "female Sherlock Holmes."
Her first husband was Leonard Clement, whom she divorced for desertion and intemperance. Four years later she married barber Albert L. Faubel. A campaigner for both women's rights and the repeal of Prohibition, her second marriage was performed by a female pastor. She had one child, a daughter named Ruth.
She wrote, produced, and starred in a movie Dregs of the City, intended to "warn young girls of the pitfalls" of big cities, but it was banned in Chicago as immoral. [from Pistols and Petticoats]