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 International Association
     of  Women Police

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

 Guiding Values of the IAWP
  - Embrace Diversity
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  - Change to Improve


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  • BUY ONE YEAR, GET ONE YEAR FREE to the first 1,915 individuals!

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  • $25 for a two-year membership for developing countries and

  • $40 for a two-year membership for all other countries.

Centenary Memberships will have full member rights and privileges in the IAWP.

Membership renewals are not eligible and are excluded from this offer. The offer is valid February 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. Click the link at the top right to join and pay.





Announcing the 2015 International Recognition and Scholarship Program Open NOW for Nominations

The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2015





IAWP 2015 Annual Training Conference Open for Registration and Payment
  • All Law Enforcement Invited to Attend. Sessions for Everyone! International Speakers and Presentations.
  • www.IAWP2015.org

Cardiff Wales United Kingdom

August 23 - 27, 2015

Kenya Association of Women Police

KAWP is an Affiliate of IAWP.  Some member are pictured after a meeting held in the garden.




The Female Met Police UK


The transformation to "Voluntary Women Patrols" in 1917

Courtesy of Leonard Bentley Flickr July 8, 2012

The Met's future Women Police had their foundation in the second scheme proposed by the National Union of Women Workers, known from 1918 as the National Council for Women. In 1914 they had been approached by Scotland Yard and asked to set up women patrols in the Metropolitan Police area, they were known as Voluntary Women Patrols (VWP). Their task was to work among the women and girls who were coming to London in increasing numbers to hang around the various army camps, parks, recruiting stations and railway terminals.

A special Women's Patrol Committee was formed by the National Union in London and within a few months more than 500 voluntary patrols had enrolled, the movement gradually spreading throughout the country and proving to be of invaluable help. The National Union of Women Patrols Committee received a subsidy of Ł400 in 1917 to carry out its patrol work in the Metropolitan area. Records show that 2,338 women were working as patrols in 92 different areas. The Union trained the women and then sent them out under their auspices or lent them to Chief Constables. Between 4,000 and 5,000 women passed through their hands.





New South Wales Police celebrating 100 years. Senior Constable Jenny Brown has 33 years of service in NSW. She plays an important role in addressing domestic violence. Based in the Central Hunter command, she is one of 4542 female sworn officers in the state celebrating 100 years of women in policing this month.










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












The IAWP Resolutions









LISTING with Contacts (RTF)

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IAWP 100 Year Celebration Coin.  Get One or More While They Last!


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

.Click here for details.  You can order the silver coin now!







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