WELCOME Members, Visitors and Supporters Worldwide!
Welcome to the website of the International Association of Women
Police. The IAWP was established in Los Angeles, California USA in
1915 by the first American policewomen as an international organization
to provide professional development, mentoring, training, networking and
recognition for female law enforcement officers and civilian support
staff, as well as increase the numbers of women in policing. One-hundred
years later, IAWP has members in more than 60 countries and continues
the same traditions established by the founders.
Season of Giving: DONATE to IAWPF
The IAWP Foundation, Inc. was established in April 2002 by the
International Association of Women Police Board of Directors.
The IAWP Foundation, Inc. (IAWPF) was incorporated in the United
States in the State of Georgia as a not for profit (501c3)
corporation. The formation of the IAWPF as a charitable
foundation allows tax-deductible donations for contributors in
the US. IAWPF provides fundraising
opportunities to support specific IAWP educational programs such
as the International Scholarship Program.
Kentucky Law Enforcement Council Chair, Sheriff Keith
Cain, Shein Award Recipient Cindy Shain, and Kentucky Law Enforcement
Council Executive Director, Fran Root (11-2-16)
SHEIN AWARD 2016
PRESENTED TO SOUTHERN POLICE INSTITUTE DIRECTOR CINDY SHAIN
SPI Director Cindy Shain was surprised on Wed. Nov. 2nd at the quarterly
meeting of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC) by being selected
as the recipient of the Shein Award for 2016. The Shein Award, named for
Dr. Melvin Shein of Louisville, has been awarded annually since 1973.
The recipient of the award is a person who has contributed the most to
assist and promote law enforcement during the previous year. Shein made
outstanding commitments and contributions to the law enforcement field
in Kentucky. His conscientiousness was demonstrated when he donated to
the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council a plaque, which is presented
annually to the person contributing the most to assist and promote law
enforcement in the Commonwealth for the previous year. Each year the
recipient of this award is acknowledged on the Shein Award, which is
displayed in the office of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council in
Richmond. Additionally, the recipient was presented with a plaque of her
IAWP Region 2 Coordinator, Beverly Peal, meets with an international
delegation hosted by the U.S. Department of State in New York. The
discussions focused on women in policing.
The delegates and countries are: Cameroon
Ms. Henriette PRAHA
Head, Control and Engagement Service
Ministry of Public Functioning and Administrative Reform
Republic of Congo
Ms. Prisca Nadege BOUNDA
Pastor and Undersecretary, Promotion of Women and Children
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ms. Nyota BABUNGA
Representative, Fonds pour les Femmes Congolaise (FFC)
Ms. Valerie Yene David Djeneba VAI
President, Collective of Civil Society Organizations for Security and
Ms. Rouguiatou CAMARA
Active Women for Development
Ms. Josephine EKIRU
Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT)
Ms. Caroline MTAI
Senior Prosecution Counsel
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Ms. Sitan DIALLO
President, YERE Deme Association (Work for Oneself)
Ms. Awa SIDIBE EPS SISSOKO
National Director of Public Safety
Public Security Directorate
Ms. Aminetou M’BARECK
Ms. Fatimeta SY
Justice Clerk, Nouadhibou Court
Ms. Kadidiatou SANGARE OUMAROU
Commissaire de Police
Ms. Jeanne Beatrice MANGA EP DIATTA
Head, Carabane Secondary School
Ministry of National Education
Ms. Amy SAKHO
Association of Female Jurist
Ms. Funeka Nontombi PLAATJIE-NJOBENI
Independent Clinical Social Worker and Transformational Coach
Calgary Alberta Canada won the bid for the IAWP 56th
Annual Training Conference in 2018.
Visit the City of Calgary webpage to see what all the
city offers. NOTICE: Registration for 2018 will
be offered at 2016! Look for the Calgary Booth.
Conference dates are
August 26-30, 2018
IAWP 2019 Anchorage Alaska US
IAWP2019 Anchorage won the bid for the IAWP 57th Annual Training
Conference in 2019.
The IAWP is focusing on several
critical issues. Read about each at their
IAWP has 26 Regions around the globe. Visit the
webpage for IAWP Regional Coordinators and the countries in
here for the webpage.
the IAWP Foundation
Our mission is to strengthen, unite and raise the capacity of women in policing internationally. The IAWP Foundation provides
funding for educational purposes
under the US IRS Tax Subsection
501(c)(3). In the U.S.,
donations to the IAWP Foundation
are tax deductible.
Own a piece of history!
Use this link if you are
interested in an IAWP 100-year Centennial Coin.
There are a few remaining from
our 2015 Centennial.
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