Mission: To strengthen, unite and raise the capacity of women in policing
Vision: IAWP envisions a world where police reflect the diversity of the communities
           they serve and where human rights are protected. 


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 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.


The Annual IAWP Award Program is open for nominations through April 7, 2017.  Nominations are accepted from Presidents of IAWP Affiliate organizations, Supervisors in the employee's chain of command, and IAWP Regional Coordintors.  Nominations are submitted online electronically at this link: http://www.iawp.org/awardform.htmNEW for 2017: Male Award in Support of UN Women 'HeforShe' Campaign.

The IAWP will recognise 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. The IAWP recognises the important role men play in improving policing for women officers and/or civilian employees, such as implementing employment policies and practices, recruitment or training in order to redress gender discrimination, or the active advancement of women in policing.

Nominations are submitted online at the link above.  If you know of an outstanding male advocate for women in policing, this global recognition from the IAWP is a prestigious enhancement to his career.


Additional categories for the IAWP Annual Awards and their criteria is at this page, http://www.iawp.org/awards/annualawards.htm.


Registration OPEN for  April 3-4, 2017

Fabian Brown, the Coordinator for the International Association of Women Police Region 10, opened the training for registration.  Region 10 covers the U.S. states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. This is the second two-day training event hosted by Fabian for IAWP Region 10.  (Click here for the training flyer.) This event will focus on People, Process and Performance in Law Enforcement

The venue is the Walnut Creek Marriott in Walnut Creek California.  Training is two full days; the dates for the training are April 3 and 4, 2017. Visit the Speakers webpage for details on the presentations.  Use the registration link to register and pay online.  The reduced early registration fee will end at midnight on February 20, 2017; regular registration rates will then apply. Visit the training website for more details and to register.


The IAWP Board will meet on March 31 (Foundation and Trustee meeting) followed by the regular Board meeting on April 1 and 2.  Members who wish to sit in on the meeting may register to do so.  Members who wish to lunch with the board may pay the lunch fee ($25 for Saturday April 1 and $23 for Sunday April 2) at the time of registration.  Visit the training site for registration and payment.



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. 

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, foundationtreasurer@iawp.org, for assistance. 


Join to receive or Subscribe at http://iawp.wildapricot.org/page-1085991 



Corporate address: IAWP, 12600 Kavanaugh Lane, Bowie, MD 20715 USA
Checks and money orders to: IAWP Treasurer, P.O. Box  13485, Portland, OR  97213 USA
For assistance, email:
IAWP@iawp.org (for Carol Paterick) or treasurer@iawp.org (for Michele Lish)

Disclaimer: The www.IAWP.org website has made a reasonable effort to provide for translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and these systems are not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text of the IAWP website is the English version. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition the official version. Webmaster, 31st December 2016.