About the International Association of Women Police

Board of Directors, Regional Coordinators, Board of Trustees, Standing Committees, Code of Ethics

The International Association of Women Police is operated and managed by a diverse group of global individuals.


Policy One Performance Management
Policy Two Parliamentarian Policy (deleted 09/18/2009)
Policy Three Official Publication Committee Policy
Policy Four Annual Recognition Program Moved to IAWPF Policy 1F - Annual Recognition Program (BOD LBM Action 8/2015)
Policy Five International Scholarship Award Moved to IAWPF Policy 2 (BOD EBM Action 2/2015)
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 10 Conference Policy (Annexure A MOU TemplateAnnexure B Sample starting budgetAnnexure C FAQs re Conferences)
Policy Eleven Financial Management Policy 
Policy Twelve Fixed Asset Management Policy
Policy Thirteen IAWP Internet and Data Resources
Policy Fourteen Recognition Committee Policy (Rescinded BOD LBM 9/2020)
Policy Fifteen Heritage Award Policy
Policy Sixteen Adopt an Officer Program
Policy Seventeen Legislative Issues Policy (Rescinded BOD EBM Action 2/2015)
Policy Eighteen Honorary Membership
Policy Nineteen Supplying Mailing Labels Policy
Policy Twenty  Early Board Meeting
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Policy Twenty-Five Archival of Historical Documents and Records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
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 Thirty-Three Resolutions Process Policy
Policy Thirty-Four Duties and Responsibilities of IAWP Committees
Policy Thirty-Five Conflict of Interest

IAWP Mission, Vision and Guiding Values

Article III of the Constitution 

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

    Privacy, Data, Access to IAWP Members, Infringement, Trademarks

    • Incorporation Material 1926
    • The IAWP Trademark (star) is Serial Number 85106226 and the Registration Number is 3947363.   
      U.S.P.T.O. April 19, 2011.  
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    • The letters IAWP are Serial Number 85739692 and the Registration Number is 4346213.      
      U.S.P.T.O. June 5, 2013.  
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    • The name International Association of Women Police is Serial Number 87678078 and the Registration Number is 5564018. 
      U.S.P.T.O. September 18, 2018.  View PDF
    • The name WomenPolice is Serial Number 87676182 and the Registration Number is 5564019. 
      U.S.P.T.O. September 18, 2018.  View PDF


    IAWP Resolutions were approved by the Members of the IAWP to support worldwide issues.  For details or to recommend a Resolution to IAWP, contact the IAWP.

    IAWP Resolution #01-2013 Prevention and Intervention of Human Trafficking

    IAWP Resolution #02-2013 Elimination of Violence against Women

    Download IAWP Policy 33 Formal Resolution Policy

    Resolution Process | Resolution Process Map | Resolutions Media Template | Resolution Template

    IAWP Strategic Plan

    IAWP Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020


    To strengthen, unite and raise the capacity of women in policing internationally.


    A world where police reflect the diversity of the communities they serve and where human rights are protected.

    Strategic Aims

    • To develop our reputation and credibility as an Association which is accessible and inclusive for all women in law enforcement and the Rule of Law

    • To establish a profile of members that reflects the representation of women in every country around the World

    • To maintain a profile of international members which reflects the changing environment in peace support operations, security and criminal justice

    • To develop our professional capability in knowledge exchange internationally, ensuring that our members are prepared to deliver the best policing service

    • To provide professional mentoring and guidance to women in law enforcement

    • To establish a credible reputation internationally to engage, advise and support international policy and legislation that affects all women

    IAWP Media Releases

     May 26, 2019
     IAWP Announces its Annual Award Program Recipients
     March 20, 2019 Myra James is the 2019 IAWP Heritage Award Recipient
     March 1, 2019
     IAWP and Axon Celebrate International Women's Day 2019
     February 25, 2019
     Corporate Partnership with Axon
     November 5, 2018 First Vice President | Second Vice President |
    Third Vice President
     October 29, 2018 IAWP President Deborah Friedl 2018-2021 
     October 26, 2018  IAWP Response to Oakland Police Department
    July 13, 2018 Review of U.S. Department of Justice Gender Equity in the Department's Law Enforcement Components
    July 10, 2018 IAWP Announces 2018 Heritage Award Recipient Angie Holt
    June 15, 2018 IAWP Announces its 2018 Annual Recognition Program Recipients
    June 11, 2018 IAWP 2018 International Recognition and Scholarship Award
    May 1, 2018 Caring Responsibilities. IAWP and Axon
    March 2, 2018 International Women's Day 2018
    February 28, 2018 Corporate Partnership with Axon
    November 30, 2017 IAWP on Human Rights
    September 18, 2017 IAWP 2017 Cairns - Parade of Nations Largest Ever for IAWP
    June 14, 2017 IAWP Announces Its 2017 Annual Recognition Program Recipients
    April 13, 2017 Corporate Partnership with Axon
    March 02, 2017 IAWP Joins the Commonwealth Women's Network
    February 6, 2017 IAWP on Discrimination, Harassment and Victimization
    January 5, 2017 IAWP Announces New Publisher for WomenPolice Magazine

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