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2017 HERITAGE AWARD RECIPIENT
Laura Goodman

Laura Goodman, IAWP Board of Trustees

 

 

Laura Goodman stood tall, all 5’ 2” of her, when in 1991 she accepted the Officer of the Year Award from the IAWP: “As I look around the room, I see so many of you who I have admired for so long. You cannot possibly imagine how much this award means to me coming from you”, she announced.

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Thus began Laura’s lengthy work history and dedication to growing and improving the Laura’s reputation for being fair, trustworthy, and ethical is evidenced by the fact that she has been entrusted to work on nearly every significant endeavor the Board of Directors has undertaken, most recently as a member of the President’s Future Focus Group.

Laura’s dedication to the IAWP and women in policing over the past 26 years through her work with IAWP can best be described in her own words, when she spoke on the steps of The Blue Room at the City Hall in Stockholm, Sweden — the location where Nobel Prizes are awarded — stating, “Women’s police organizations are the umbrellas that shield us from those who would attempt to rain on our individual and collective progress, they are the voice for those women who cannot speak for themselves, they are the road maps that help guide us to our individual journey’s end, and they are the beacons of light that show us the way when we get lost along our path. These organizations are important to all women in policing—whether or not they know it now—they will. And when they do, we will be there to greet them.”

To this day, Laura Goodman continues to stand tall in stature, both globally and with her peers, as she carries on determinedly promoting women in policing initiatives worldwide through the vision and mission of the IAWP.

Full article in the issue of WomenPolice August-October 2017. Join IAWP to read.