AXON is a Corporate Partner and the 2019 Sponsors of the International Association of Women Police "Officer of the Year" Award
Axon continues their corporate partnership with the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) in 2019. Through this partnership with Axon, IAWP can continue to influence at the highest level, continue 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.
Natalia Villett, Director, International Marketing and Events for Axon said, “Axon first got involved with IAWP through its Taser brand at the IAWP conference in Cardiff in August of 2015, where we were surrounded by hundreds of brave and strong women from all over the world.
After hearing many stories of success and bravery from around the globe we knew we needed to be aligned with such an organization… An organization that celebrates women and recognizes the commitment they make to make our communities safer. A statement Axon recognizes and lives by.
We were pleased to become corporate partners and members of IAWP in 2016 and that partnership continued in 2017 under the Axon brand. We look forward to developing this partnership further, for the third year in succession, we will also be sponsoring the IAWP Officer of the year award to be presented at the 2019 IAWP conference in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.
At Axon we make innovative public safety technologies that, combined with the brave work of law enforcement officers, help to protect life. From our TASER smart weapons, to body worn cameras, to our industry-leading cloud-based evidence management software, we are the world’s premier public safety company and are committed to delivering safe, secure solutions for law enforcement, militaries, and citizens alike. As a proud sponsor of this year’s 57th Annual IAWP Training Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, we strive to protect and support the courageous women in policing by equipping them with products that best serve them as they serve others. We appreciate the incredibly inspiring female officers that risk their lives every day and we look forward to meeting you at this year’s conference to discuss how we can combine our efforts in making communities around the world safer
IAWP President Deborah Friedl said: “This partnership is of great importance to IAWP. It allows us to take an active role in the future development of equipment and technology designed to protect and support those working in law enforcement. When law enforcement officers are protected, they are better equipped to protect their communities and keep them safe. Supportive technology will aid officers’ investigations and supports IAWP’s resolution on combatting violence against women as well as increasing the prospect of successful prosecutions at court. Our partnership with Axon continues to grow as we find new ways of collaborating for the benefit of our members and victims of violence.”
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