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ANNUAL RECOGNITION PROGRAM OF THE
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN POLICE

The IAWP offers annual recognition for female and male officers in various categories.  Submission are made online using the electronic nomination form.  Nominations are accepted when submitted by supervisor in the employee's chain of command, the Regional Coordinator of the nominee's IAWP Region, or, the President of an IAWP Affiliate organization.  Nominations open January 1 and close at Midnight EST on March 31st.

Awards are highly competitive for the international recognition.  These are a prestigious honor for the recipient and the employing law enforcement organization.

The IAWP's highest form of honor is the IAWP Heritage Award, an award reserved solely for IAWP use and bestowed by IAWP at its discretion.

Award recipients are honored during the Annual Training Conference and prominently featured in the post-conference issue of WomenPolice Magazine.

 

IAWP Annual Recognition Program

Welcome to the IAWP Foundation Award and Recognition Program.  The Program opens on January 1 each year and the program closes March 31 each year (Midnight EST). There are no extensions of time granted for award submission. 

 

CATEGORIES AND CITATIONS

OFFICER OF THE YEAR :

To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by her exemplary conduct and achievements in more than one area of policing and over a period of time that has a significant impact on her agency and /or area of responsibility. 

CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR:

To be awarded to a female civilian staff member of a law enforcement agency who by her exemplary conduct has made an outstanding achievement to support, promote, improve and enhance policing, law enforcement and/or the criminal justice profession. 
 

BRAVERY

To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by an exemplary act of bravery or heroism, on or off duty, and at risk of her own personal safety or in the face of danger and in the execution of her duty. 
 

LEADERSHIP

To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by demonstrating a continuing long term commitment to leadership using exceptional personal skills, leading teams and team building, developing others, organizational skills and administration that has an outstanding positive impact within her agency or area of responsibility. 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by her exemplary actions to improve public safety, reduce crime and criminal behavior, reduce anti-social behavior or foster better relationships between Police and the local community. 
 

EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE

To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by her exceptional policing skills that have a significant impact in her agency or area of responsibility.  Such as the arrest of a prolific criminal, detection of multiples offences, improved road safety or improved Policing performance. 
 

MENTORING AND COACHING

To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by her support, assistance and development of women in law enforcement by focusing on their career aspirations, their ongoing personal development and/or producing training programs or policies which enhance the role of women in policing.
 

MALE AWARD IN SUPPORT OF THE UN WOMEN "HEFORSHE" CAMPAIGN
Award to recognize 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.
 

      Prior Award Recipients

      IAWP Foundation Policy on the Annual Recognition Program

 

 

 

IAWP Heritage Award

The IAWP Heritage Award is an honor bestowed upon an IAWP member who provided substantial and significant contributions to women police and the International Association of Women Police over a period of years and especially during milestones of the organization. The honor is meant to ensure recording, recognition, and appreciation for outstanding and dedicated service to IAWP. The IAWP Heritage recognition is awarded at the discretion of the IAWP and is the highest honor awarded by IAWP.

     Award Description

     Heritage Award Honorees