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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 to 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.

IAWP Axon Corporate Partnership

We are delighted to announce that Axon have become a corporate partner of the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) also making them corporate members of our organisation.


IAWP was previously connected to Axon in 2016 due to a corporate partnership with an Axon subsidiary Taser International.  Continuing this partnership with Axon ensures IAWP can continue to influence at the highest level, the development of personal protective equipment and support technology designed to take account of women’s specific needs as well as cultural considerations. The support now provided by Axon will also allow IAWP to continue with its other projects and help ensure the organisation is sustainable.  Read Press Release 2017 April





Nominations are OPEN for the IAWP Scholarship Program.  Deadline for receipt of application is May 1, 2017.

The International Association of Women Police sponsors a scholarship award each year for a serving Police woman to attend the annual IAWP Training Conference. The International Scholarship Award is a competitive award given to an outstanding Police Woman employed outside the U.S. or Canada.

Download the material linked below.

.2017 Award details and instructions

.2017 Award application form

For questions or assistance, contact Linda Mayberry or Cindy Shain.




The International Association of Women Police (IAWP) is pleased to announce membership in the Commonwealth Women’s Network (CWN). This global network brings together women and gender-focused civil society organizations from around the 52 countries of the Commonwealth. CWN urges governments to make a national commitment to ensure that women and girls reach their full potential while improving and developing their leadership skills to create gender balance in political decision-making. The Chair CWN, Nelcia Robinson, welcomed IAWP with a statement, “The International Association of Women Police is a formidable resource to the Commonwealth Women’s Network and we look forward to working together in the interests of women’s development.”

Please read and share the Press Release below.



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 nonprofit 501(c)(3) 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.

Your donation will support the future of Women in law enforcement / criminal justice around the world. You can donate conveniently online with your credit card, or download a form to mail with your check or money order. Please make your donation today! Contact the Foundation Treasurer, Michele Lish,, for assistance.



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