IAWP Adopt an Officer Program

ADOPT AN OFFICER Application Process

There are two methods for submitting an application.  The online application is available at this webpage. If you wish to apply by eMail, use the procedure below.

An Officer who would like to become a member of IAWP seeking sponsorship under the "Adopt and Officer" Program shall:

  1. Be a full time, active law enforcement officer, paid by public or government funds. (Reserve and retired officers may not participate in this program)
  2. Submit a letter to the appropriate Regional Cordinator or the Membership Chairperson, requesting membership in the IAWP and stating their reasons for wanting to be sponsored under the program. The letter must be legible and contain ALL of the following information:

    NAME
    RANK or POSITION
    COMPLETE AGENCY ADDRESS AND PHONE
    COMPLETE HOME ADDRESS AND PHONE
    INDICATE WHICH ADDRESS IS TO BE USED FOR CORRESPONDENCE

The Membership Chair will confirm the information in the application. If necessary, contact may be initiated with the potential adoptee to verify the information. The applicant details will be entered into the online database for review by potential sponsors.  When a sponsor comes forward, the adoptee will be provided the sponsor's information and will be officially welcomed as a member in the IAWP. 

Sponsors will be encouraged to make a commitment to continue support and sponsorship of the adoptee for a minimum of two (2) years. Invoices will be sent to the sponsor. If at the time of renewal, the sponsor opts to withdraw participation in the program, the adoptee will be informed that she can apply again for sponsorship.  The "Adopt an Officer" Program will be advertised in IAWP's WomenPolice Magazine and a periodic notice shall be sent over the IAWP broadcast service.  

The Program is Policy Sixteen, Policy16_Adopted Officer Program 

 


Adopt an Officer Today!  Two years' adoption is just a short time to share IAWP and
provide another officer with a lifetime network.  Help
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