The Heritage Award is the highest honor bestowed by the International Association of Women Police upon an individual member to recognize 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 the recording, recognition, and appreciation for outstanding and dedicated service to IAWP. The IAWP's Heritage recognition is the highest tribute given by the IAWP.
Heritage Award winners represent the legacy of the IAWP. They are the historical memory of an organization that continues to grow. By virtue of participating in its history and having a resolve that the organization evolve, these leaders confront core goals and serve as tangible evidence to the rest of us of the honor it is to serve the IAWP.
*To recognize an individual's substantial and significant contributions to women
police and the International Association of Women Police.
*To ensure the recording and recognition of, and appreciation for, outstanding
and dedicated service to IAWP over a period of years and especially during
milestones of the organization.
Selection of Award Recipients:
*The Board of Trustees (BOT) is charged with determining achievement of
*Once the BOT has chosen a person, it makes a recommendation to the Board
of Directors which has final approval.
*There is no requirement that there be a Heritage Award winner annually. Rather,
the BOT determines when the honor is bestowed upon a Member.
*Candidate must have been a member of IAWP during the time of the
contribution and the period being cited.
*Candidate must have fulfilled at least one of the organization's objectives.
Submission of Nomination:
At a minimum, the nomination documentation must include -
*Detailed narrative writing describing member's history, achievements, and
contributions to the IAWP.
*Short biography of honoree.
*Supporting documentation, letters, and similar additional material
The Chair, Board of Trustees accepts the nomination for review by the Board of Trustees.