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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.

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

          A. Embrace Diversity 
          B. Be Open Honest and Fair 
          C. Listen to our Members 
          D. Operate Professionally 
          E. Change to Improve




to October 20, 2017 for Grants Awarded for fiscal year 2018

The Foundation is offering IAWP members the opportunity to apply for funding through grant money.  The money allocated will be items in line with the  mission and vision of IAWP and meet the eligibility requirements as outlined in the grant material.  Funds awarded in 2017 will be for fiscal year 2018.  Application form, instructions, and additional details are available online at the IAWP Foundation website,  All IAWP Members are eligible to apply.  Members in developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.

The deadline is October 20, 2017; download the material and complete the application process. 

Another benefit of being an IAWP Member! If you are not a member, JOIN TODAY


special reduced fee available through October 31, 2017


This is notice of a special reduced fee of $575USD for registration and payment ONLY DURING the IAWP 2017 Cairns Australia Training Conference period. The special offer IS EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31, 2017.

Delegates in Cairns can register onsite at the special rate at the Anchorage table, meet the IAWP 2019 Anchorage representatives and get more information about the 2019 exciting conference in the works.

HURRY! Don't miss the opportunity.

Online at

Onsite at
>> IAWP 2017 Cairns Australia, Anchorage table

IAWP 2018 Calgary open for registration

The International Association of Women Police (IAWP) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Annual Training Conference is now open for registration.  View details at Early reduced registration fee through April 30, 2018. 



2020 58th Annual Training Conference  OPEN FOR BID



IAWP FOUNDATION: Creating and Supporting Opportunities for Women to Succeed in Policing and Recognizing their Contributions

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.

CORPORATE SPONSORS GREATLY APPRECIATED.  Contact us for mutual opportunities!



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