Membership Types and Eligibility

The International Association of Women Police offers reduced membership fees based on the 'Gross National Income' as defined by the world bank listing of economies including all countries except those classified by the world bank as 'high income.'   To view the designations, visit the IAWP webpage here.

IAWP accepts debit and credit cards online, e-checks online, paper check or money order by mail, Western Union and direct wire transfers.  For assistance with membership, contact For assistance with payment, contact

Memberships for periods longer than shown below, for donations to the organization, or applicants with no Internet access, mail in form and send with your check or money order. To apply to join the IAWP under the Adopted Officer Program, use this link: Adopted Officer Application

  • ACTIVE Member -  All law enforcement officers with the power of arrest, who are/were full time officers, are eligible for active membership in the Association. Members in good standing, after retirement from active duty, have the privilege of continuing as active members by payment of annual dues. This shall include those active members who have met these criteria and are now job sharing.
  •  LIFE Member - Any applicant eligible for active membership may become a life member upon payment of dues/fees.

  • ASSOCIATE Member - All others in law enforcement/criminal justice or any person who by training, experience or other professional attainments in law enforcement work, as determined by the Membership Committee, including persons employed as reserve officers, seasonal officers, and those privately employed as security officers, and those individuals who actively promote and support women within law enforcement through training, development or representation, may become associate members of this Association.  

  • CORPORATE Member - Any proprietorship, partnership, firm or corporation that sells products or provides services of interest to law enforcement/criminal justice is eligible to become a corporate member of this Association.  

  • SUSTAINING Member - Any individual interested in fostering the aims and objectives of this Association may, upon an annual monetary contribution, become a sustaining member. 

  • AFFILIATE Member - Women police associations incorporated in accordance with the statutes of their respective countries and women police associations which are compromised of multiple areas as one association.

  • MAGAZINE Subscription Only - This is not a membership in the organization; it is a subscription for the individual, company, or organization for WomenPolice Magazine, published quarterly. We list it here to include WomenPolice subscriptions in the convenient online system for registrations and payments.
  • Special Membership Categories

To apply under the Adopted Officer Program, use this link: Adopted Officer Application

To apply under the 90-day Trial Membership, use this link: Join 90-Day Free Trial Application


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