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     of  Women Police

 Our mission is to strengthen, unite and raise
 the profile of women in criminal justice internationally.

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IAWP President Jane Townsley Speaks at International Gender Responsive Policing Conference October 13-15, 2014

Hosted by the Minister of the Interior Pakistan, Women Police Network, Gender Responsive Policing, Conference October 2014, Web

.  Conference Overview,
Article, Web

President's Presentation on Gender Responsive Policing PDF

.  Photos from the 2nd International Conference on Gender Responsive Policing, Web


The Women Police Network aims at enhancing the networking and learning opportunities to promote women’s status and leadership in the police service and facilitate gender just policing practices especially on the issue of crimes against women. The Network is an initiative of the women police supported through the National Police Bureau and steered by a Board of Directors and Women Police Councils at national and organizational levels. The President, Directors and the focal members of the Councils’ act as network leaders, inspiring women police as Network members to promote collective voice and action on gender responsive policing.

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2014 IAWP Award Recipients



Officer of the Year
Assistant Chief Norma Hardy

NY/NJ Port Authority Police Department
Neptune, New Jersey USA


Bio and Nomination (PDF)



IAWP Leadership Award
Corporal Bettina Schaible

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Bio and Nomination (PDF)



Community Service
Inspector Hazel Brady
Police Service of Northern Ireland
Bangor County Dow, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


Bio and Nomination (PDF)



Community Service
Sergeant Yvonne Niego
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada


Bio and Nomination (PDF)




Excellence in Performance
Detective Constable Clare Cresswell
Warwickshire Police
Leek Wootton, Warwick, United Kingdom


Bio and Nomination (PDF)


Chief Superintendent Jennifer Strachan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
London, Ontario, Canada


Bio and Nomination (PDF)



President Townsley presenting

Civilian Achievement
Community Support Officer Guinnie Mooneesawmy
Metropolitan Police Service
Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom


Bio and Nomination (PDF)


Medal of Valor
Officer Ann Carrizales
Stafford Police Department
Stafford, Texas, USA


Bio and Nomination (PDF)



Laureen Harper presenting

Medal of Valor
Constable Netashia McLellan
York Regional Police Service
Sutton, Ontario, Canada


Bio and Nomination (PDF)







U.N. Issues International Peacekeeping Award at IAWP 2014 Winnipeg


Inspector Shakti Devi gets International Peacekeeper award: DGP


Pictured are President Jane Townsley, International Association of Women Police, Inspector Shakti Devi, Award Recipient and two international delegates looking on. 












THE 2014 IAWP International Scholarship Recipient

Inspector Rebekah S. Jones, Royal Grenada Police Force

Inspector Rebekah S. Jones, Royal Grenada Police Force is selected as the IAWP 2014 International Scholarship Recipient.


Inspector Rebekah Jones joined the 965-member Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) in September, 1997, and has served in almost every department. One of 65 women, and two female commander, in the RGPF, she holds the rank of Inspector of Police.


When first notified by IAWP International Scholarship Chairs Linda Mayberry and Cindy Shain, Inspector Jones immediately responded with “what a privilege and honor” it was to receive the news that she was the recipient of such a prestigious scholarship. She added, “The moment I read the notification, empowerment shifted to another dynamic level.  I look forward to being a link in the chain of ‘many’ embracing human rights, strategically and triumphantly.”


Read More

     * Region 26 Coordinator, Ann Marie Alleyne, talks about the 2014 Scholarship benefits to Region 26, http://youtu.be/LTtiwy_mhrM
     * 2014 Scholarship Recipient, Rebekah Jones, Royal Grenada Police Force, talks of the pride of being chosen, http://youtu.be/rQ9yk3HuisM



It’s time to make a decision to serve the IAWP by securing a position on the Board of Directors!  Take time to review Policy Nine, the Nominations and Elections Policy, on the IAWP website, look at the list of elective offices, and determine where your skills and aptitudes allow you to best participate in the governance of IAWP.

With the expanded number of regions, there are now twenty-six Regional Coordinators.  The increased number of positions will provide significant cultural diversity and representation on the Board of Directors. 

Letters of Intent to participate as a candidate for office are due to the Nominations Chair, Cande Ackler, by January 24, 2015 (this is a revision from the earlier announced date).

The election process is accomplished by mail-in ballots.  After January 24, the Nominations and Elections Committees will gather information about the candidates, prepare ballots, and mail them to each member in “good standing” (dues paid by April 25, 2015).  A Special Election Bulletin Package including candidate biographies and ballots will be mailed by May 24, 2015, and must be returned by mail so that they are received by the  Elections Chair by August 12, 2015.

There will be no opportunity to vote at the Training Conference in Wales!  Sealed ballots will be transported to the conference, counted by the Election Committee at the meeting site, and election results will be announced prior to the conclusion of the Annual General Membership Meeting in Wales.

Questions about the Election process may be addressed to Elections Committee Chair Wendy Wilson or Nominations Committee Chair Cande Ackler.  Contact information is available in the Who’s Who section of this magazine.


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Throughout 2014, the IAWP is focusing on several critical issues. Read about each at their webpage link.

STOP Human Trafficking

The shameful practice of human trafficking around the world knows neither borders nor gender.









Raising awareness of the challenges facing police women in Afghanistan











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Celebrate 100 Year Birthday of the International Association of Women Police, 1915-2015

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