IAWP 1915 to present Members of IAWP Members of IAWP Members of IAWP Members of IAWP IAWP 1915 to present IAWP 1915 to present

 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
  - Be Open Honest and Fair
  - Listen to our Members
  - Operate Professionally
  - Change to Improve


Join us on Twitter!

Join us on Twitter!




     MENU:     Constitution  Policies  | Standing Orders  |  Strategic Planning

Contact the IAWP Constitution and Policy Chair with questions or for details.




Solely adopted this 25th day of October 1969.

Article 1 Name, Seal, and Offices
Article 2 Term and Dissolution
Article 3 Mission Vision and Guiding Values 
Article 4 Members and Meeting of Members 
Article 5 Board of Directors
Article 6 Board of Trustees
Article 7 Deleted by Action of the AGM September 24, 2013. Regional Constituency is found in Policy 32.
Article 8 Contracts 
Article 9 Finances 
Article 10 Prohibition Against Sharing Corporate Earnings
Article 11 Amendments to the Constitution
Article 12 Resolutions
Article 13 Exempt Activities
Article 14 Standing Rules
Article 15 Policy and Procedure
Article 16 Official Publication
The Standing  Rules with Dues Amounts

Dues Increase Effective April 30, 2009 with World Bank Developing Country List






Policy One  Performance Management
Policy Two  Parliamentarian Policy (deleted 09/18/2009)
Policy Three  Official Publication Committee Policy
Policy Four  Annual Recognition Program
Policy Five  International Recognition and Scholarship Award
Policy Six  Requests for Charitable Contributions Policy
Policy Seven  Endorsements for Political Appointment Policy
Policy Eight  Equality of Opportunity Policy
Policy Nine  Nominations and Election
Policy Ten  IAWP Conference Bid Policy
Policy Eleven  Financial Management Policy  
Policy Twelve   Fixed Asset Management Policy
Policy Thirteen  Draft: Use of Technology

Internet Access and Use Policy
Policy Fourteen  Recognition Committee Policy
Policy Fifteen  Heritage Award Policy
Policy Sixteen  Adopt an Officer Program Policy
Policy Seventeen  Legislative Issues Policy
Policy Eighteen  Honorary Membership
Policy Nineteen  Supplying Mailing Labels Policy
Policy Twenty   Early Board Meeting Policy
Policy Twenty-One  Criminal Justice Memorial Funds Policy
Policy Twenty-Two  Business Manager Policy (Deleted)
Policy Twenty-Three  IAWP Board Travel Policy
Policy Twenty-Four   Honorariums for Board Members Policy
Policy Twenty-Five  Archival of Historical Documents and Records
Policy Twenty-Six   Diversity Policy (Under Development)
Policy Twenty-Seven   Corporate Membership
Policy Twenty-Eight Corporate Contributions
Policy Twenty-Nine Member Conduct Policy
Policy Thirty Duties and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
Policy Thirty-One Ethics Policy (Under Development)
Policy Thirty-Two Regional Constituency Policy
Policy Thirty-Three Resolutions Process Policy
Policy Thirty-Four Duties and Responsibilities of IAWP Committees (Under Development)




Standing Orders

  • Standing Orders PDF

Strategic Planning

Margaret Shorter
Chair, IAWP Strategic Planning
Email firstvicepresident@iawp.org 



To strengthen, unite and raise the profile of women in criminal justice internationally


1.      To raise the profile of the IAWP.

1.1        by improving external communications

1.2        by improving internal communications

1.3        by improving on-line communication

1.4        by pro-actively marketing IAWP

2.        To improve women’s ability to excel within criminal justice

2.1     by ensuring that the achievements of women and their contributions to
criminal justice and to society are recognized.

2.2     by raising the profile of gender issues to organizations and government

2.3     by encouraging networking and peer support

        2.4       provide value for members’ investment

3.      To optimize stewardship of IAWP

3.1       by operating professionally

3.2       by ensuring continuous improvement of policies and procedures

3.3       by increasing membership to broaden our resource base and strengthen networks

3.4       by capturing a record of the historical development of IAWP

4.      To embrace diversity

4.1       by reflecting the needs of differing interest groups within IAWP

4.2       by ensuring that membership categories reflect the changing environment in criminal justice

4.3       by encouraging Affiliate and Regional Coordinators to raise issues with local, regional, and global perspectives.



Strategic Planning Tools

  Strategic Planning Definition of Goals

  IAWP Strategic Work Plan 2011-2012