International Association of Women Police

Programs of the International Association of Women Police

The IAWP Heritage Award

The IAWP Heritage Award is the  highest honor bestowed by the International Association of Women Police upon an individual member to recognize substantial and significant contributions to women police and the International Association of Women Police over a period of years and especially during milestones of the organization. The honor is meant to ensure the recording, recognition, and appreciation for outstanding and dedicated service to IAWP. The IAWP's Heritage recognition is the highest tribute given by the IAWP.

Heritage Award winners represent the legacy of the IAWP. They are the historical memory of an organization that continues to grow.  By virtue of participating in its history and having a resolve that the organization evolve, these leaders confront core goals and serve as tangible evidence to the rest of us of the honor it is to serve the IAWP.

Objective:

*To recognize an individual's substantial and significant contributions to women
  police and the International Association of Women Police. 
*To ensure the recording and recognition of, and appreciation for, outstanding
  and dedicated service to IAWP over a period of years and especially during
  milestones of the organization.

Selection of Award Recipients:

*The Board of Trustees (BOT) is charged with determining achievement of this
  honor. 
*Once the BOT has chosen a person, it makes a recommendation to the Board
  of Directors which has final approval. 
*There is no requirement that there be a Heritage Award winner annually. Rather,
  the BOT determines when the honor is bestowed upon a Member.
*Candidate must have been a member of IAWP during the time of the
  contribution and the period being cited. 
*Candidate must have fulfilled at least one of the organization's objectives.

Submission of Nomination:
At a minimum, the nomination documentation must include -

*Detailed narrative writing describing member's history, achievements, and
 contributions to the IAWP.
*Short biography of honoree.
*Supporting documentation, letters, and similar additional material
  available.

The Chair, Board of Trustees accepts the nomination for review by the Board of Trustees.


 


IAWP Annual Recognition

The IAWP Foundation Award and Recognition Program opens on January 1 each year and closes March 31 each year (Midnight EST). There are no extensions of time granted for award submission. Entries can be submitted by the candidate's supervisor, employer, the President of an IAWP Affiliate or an IAWP Board member, but not by the candidate themselves. Candidates can only be entered for one category.  View Policy

CATEGORIES AND CITATIONS

OFFICER OF THE YEAR  To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by her exemplary conduct and achievements in more than one area of policing and over a period of time that has a significant impact on her agency and /or area of responsibility.

CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR To be awarded to a female civilian staff member of a law enforcement agency who by her exemplary conduct has made an outstanding achievement to support, promote, improve and enhance policing, law enforcement and/or the criminal justice profession. 
 
BRAVERY
To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by an exemplary act of bravery or heroism, on or off duty, and at risk of her own personal safety or in the face of danger and in the execution of her duty.

  LEADERSHIP To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by demonstrating a continuing long term commitment to leadership using exceptional personal skills, leading teams and team building, developing others, organizational skills and administration that has an outstanding positive impact within her agency or area of responsibility.

  COMMUNITY SERVICE To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by her exemplary actions to improve public safety, reduce crime and criminal behavior, reduce anti-social behavior or foster better relationships between Police and the local community.

  EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by her exceptional policing skills that have a significant impact in her agency or area of responsibility.  Such as the arrest of a prolific criminal, detection of multiples offenses, improved road safety or improved Policing performance.

  MENTORING AND COACHING To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by her support, assistance and development of women in law enforcement by focusing on their career aspirations, their ongoing personal development and/or producing training programs or policies which enhance the role of women in policing.
 

 MALE AWARD IN SUPPORT OF THE "HEFORSHE" CAMPAIGN
Award to recognize a male officer or male civilian employed by a law enforcement agency or police force, who has made a significant contribution and commitment to the advancement of women in policing.

 PREVENTION and DETECTION of VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by her exceptional policing skills to prevent and/or detect offenses of violence against women, including human trafficking.

IAWP Scholarship

The IAWP Foundation sponsors a scholarship award each year for a serving Police woman to attend the Annual IAWP Training Conference. The Scholarship is a competitive award given to an outstanding Police Woman employed outside the U.S. or Canada. The Scholarship policy is here.

The objectives of the award are:

To increase understanding of the roles of women officers in various countries.

To encourage participation in the International Association of Women Police by all countries of the world.

To promote membership in the International Association of Women Police through the recipient of this award within her region.

To increase international understanding and awareness of women in law enforcement and the International Association of Women Police.

To recognize the accomplishments of a woman officer from outside North America.

IAWP shall pay the actual costs of the hotel room and economy class airfare from the recipient’s country to the conference city, to include visa application expenses. In addition, IAWP shall provide the recipient $500 for food, incidentals, and other sundry expenses for use while at the conference. All other expenses are the responsibility of the recipient.

Scholarship Application dates are announced each year.


Adopt An Officer Program

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 Co-coordinator 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

Details at Adopt an Officer and the Program is Policy Sixteen, Policy16_Adopted Officer Program


IAWP Affiliate Program
These organizations are formally affiliated with the International Association of Women Police.

Association of Women in Kosovo Police, Taibe Canolli President (Region 15)

Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement, Carolyn Nichols, President (Region 11)

Bangladesh Police Women's Network, Milly Biswas, President (Region 22)

British Association for Women in Policing, Parwinder Dale, National Coordinator (Region 13)

Chicago Association of Women in Law Enforcement, Janet Wilson, President
(Region 6)

Emirates Women Police Association, Aamna Belushi, President (Region 16)

Guyana Association of Women Police, Maxine Graham, President (Region 26)

International Police Association - USA, Joseph Johnson, President (Region 7)

Iowa Association of Women Police, Stacy Davis, President (Region 7)

Kentucky Women's Law Enforcement Network, Jill Stulz, President (Region 4)

Law Enforcement Occupational Safety  and health Association, Peter Orlovski, Chair (Region 11)

Massachusetts Association of women in Law Enforcement, Deidre Noyes, President (Region 1)

Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement, Theresa McQuaid, President (Region 3)

Minnesota Association of Women Police, Serena Frazier, President (Region 7)

Nebraska Association of Women Police, Stacy Williams, President (Region 7)

Ohio Women's Law Enforcement Network, Lindsey Alli, President (Region 6)

Ontario Women in Law Enforcement, Lisa Hewison, President (Region 11)

Trinidad-Tobago Association of Women Police, Pamela Schullera-Hinds, President (Region 26)

Wisconsin Association of Women Police, June Groehler, President (Region 7)

To become an IAWP Affiliate, complete the application at this link.


 Friends of the IAWP

Australasian Council of Women and Policing (ACWAP)
  Carlene York (NSW), President
  ACWP Street
  P.O. Box 1485
  Woden ACT 2603
  AUSTRALIA
  Email: inquiry@acwap.com.au
  Website: http://www.acwap.com.au/
  Located in IAWP Region 24

European Network of Policewomen (ENP)
  Montserrat Pina, President
  10, Elisabets street, 2nd floor
  P.O. Box 347
  08001 Barcelona Catalonia
  SPAIN
  Email: info@enp.eu
  Website: http://www.enp.eu/
  Located in IAWP Region 13

National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE)
  Rhonda Lawson, President
  12500 W. 87th Street Parkway
  Lenexa, Kansas 66215
  UNITED STATES
  E-mail: Info@NAWLEE.org
  Website: www.nawlee.org
  Located in IAWP Region 8

Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE)
WIFLE Foundation, Inc.
Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc.
 
Catherine Sanz, President
  2200 Wilson Blvd.
  Suite 102, PMB-204
  Arlington, Virginia 22201
  UNITED STATES
  Email: wifle@comcast.net
  Website: www.wifle.org
  Located in IAWP Region 2


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