Women in Federal Law Enforcement

PRESS RELEASES
-2022 Award and Scholarship Recipients

-WIFLE Appoints Lynda R. Williams to Executive Board


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HISTORY OF WOMEN IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
Women were not authorized to carry firearms, execute search warrants, and make arrests until 1969 when President Richard Nixon signed Executive Order 11478 "Equal Opportunity in the Federal Government."  This meant law enforcement positions opened up for women who had previously been barred based solely on gender.  Become a member of WIFLE, an organization making a difference in the lives of women in law enforcement each and every day!

                   

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Download/View 2022 WIFLE Award and Scholarship Recipients   

WIFLE 22nd Annual Training
Open for Registration

WELCOME TO WOMEN
IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

Our Mission is to promote gender equity through leadership education that provides training, research, scholarships, awards, and networking opportunities in partnership with federal law enforcement agencies, WIFLE members and WIFLE sponsors.

WIFLE values communication, collaboration and credibility as an effective leadership style while maintaining a commitment to  high ethical standards.






FBI Milestone in 2022: It has been 50 years since the federal agency has allowed women to work as special agents. 

https://komonews.com/news/local/major-fbi-milestone-2022-marks-50-years-of-women-serving-as-special-agents?video=3264852a5f1246829938e1f2db88a7b3&jwsource=cl

When Special Agent Training Class 387 graduated in April of 2021, it marked the first instance in which women trainees outnumbered the men.



Registration Open NOW!

August 8 - 11, 2022

Phoenix, Arizona

22nd WIFLE Leadership Training

MAKING USCP HISTORY
Honoring the first female Black Police Officer in the Capitol Police, Ms. Arva "Marie" Johnson. She retired after 32 years of service. The United States Capitol Police now has 328 female officers; 160 are women of color.  Ms. Johnson paved a path to make it easier for those who followed.
Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCStztRetKs

WIFLE Foundation Annual Leadership Training

The Annual WIFLE Leadership Training is open to all employees of law enforcement agencies including interns, stay-in-schools, temps, etc. Experts showcase best practices to enhance skills, focus on subjects to navigate and balance your career from the day you start till the day you retire. We hold sessions on suicide, retirement, generational issues in leadership, professional responsibility, and more. Registration is open for the 22nd Annual Leadership Training in Phoenix, Arizona. View website:
https://wiflefoundation.org/2022training

WIFLE Foundation Awards

The Annual WIFLE Foundation Awards Programs recognize women and men in law enforcement who demonstrated excellence, outstanding dedication and perseverance to their profession. The Awards presentation ceremony is one of the highlights of the Leadership Training.  Agencies can nominate individuals in a multitude of categories. WIFLE is the only nonprofit organization which actively highlights and awards women and men in federal law enforcement.  Check the WIFLE Foundation website for WIFLE 2022 nomination forms.

WIFLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The WIFLE Foundation provides scholarships to college students who will enter law enforcement fields and who have excellent academic potential, superior achievement, and a devout commitment to serving their local communities.  WIFLE is proud of the superior accomplishments of all of the Scholarship recipients. Collectively, WIFLE’s honorees have maintained their commitment to academic excellence and to upholding the honorable tenets of the law enforcement profession. Check the WIFLE Foundation website for 2022 applications.


WIFLE Mentor Program

WIFLE seeks law enforcement volunteers to serve as WIFLE Mentors, a trusted adviser for women and men who are striving to reach their greatest potential in the field of law enforcement.  As an experienced professional, you can provide one-on-one counseling to our WIFLE members and assist them with navigating through their work-related challenges and concerns. Read more about the WIFLE Mentor Program.

WIFLE NEWSLETTERS

WIFLE Newsletters are published quarterly. Articles include news from WIFLE partners and supporters, capture WIFLE activities and future events as well as announce events of importance to law enforcement professionals.  WIFLE Editors are Dorene Erhard and Betsy CaseyRead the current WIFLE Newsletter.

WIFLE Partner Program

WIFLE actively seeks partners and supporters who embrace WIFLE's mission of WIFLE will serve as a voice for all women in federal law enforcement to inform, advise and advocate for the benefits of a diverse workforce to law enforcement partners, policymakers, and Congress.
WIFLE will continue to partner with corporate, not-for-profit, and public institutions to support initiatives, further dialogue on issues, and present training on topics that are fundamental to WIFLE’s mission, vision, and values. To learn more, contact the Executive Director, Catherine W. Sanz and download our Sponsorship brochure.


STATEMENT BY WIFLE: TRANSFORMING LAW ENFORCEMENT BY CHANGING THE FACE OF POLICING

The tragic death of George Floyd has awakened the consciousness of federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations across the globe. His devastating loss has resulted in a nationwide movement where the ensuing peaceful protests have gained the nation's attention and sparked a clarion call to all police departments to stop the senseless and brutal excessive use of force against African Americans and other minority groups throughout our society.  

Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) stands with our law enforcement communities to condemn the violence by those who have hijacked the peaceful movement as an opportunity to destroy property and shoot and kill police officers.  Our heartfelt condolences are extended to the family of George Floyd -- and all of the families and police departments who have suffered tremendous losses during these incidents of civil unrest.

As a non-profit organization, WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and our membership organization WIFLE, Inc., have been working to change the culture of law enforcement for the past 21 years by increasing the percentages of women in the profession.  Research has shown that female officers are proven as competent as their male counterparts, are less likely to uses excessive force, are less likely to be accused of excessive force, improve law enforcement’s response to violence against women, implement community policing, and reduce problems of sex discrimination and harassment with law enforcement.

In 2016, as a result of the President’s Task Force 21st Century Policing Report, Women in Federal Law Enforcement, along with coalition partners: Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association, National Asian Police Officers Association, National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, National Latino Police Officers Association and National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives developed a document that could be used by law enforcement agencies to help them eliminate institutionalized and systemic barriers to the recruitment, hiring, training, retention and promotion of women and minorities in law enforcement.
For more information on our strategic vision for changing the culture of law enforcement, please read our report on "Transforming Law Enforcement by Changing the Face of Policing.” 

Transforming Law Enforcement by Changing the Face of Policing (PDF)  Submitted to the White House by:  Women in Federal Law Enforcement, along with coalition partners:  Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association, National Asian Police Officers Association, National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, National Latino Police Officers Association and National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.



Joint Statement of Support for the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Report:  Citing the Urgent Need for Transformational Culture Change in Policing through the Recruitment, Hiring, Retention, and Promotion of  Women and Minorities Press Release, Joint Statement Supporting 21st Century Policing  



WIFLE stands for Women in Federal Law Enforcement. 
Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc. (a professional association) and WIFLE Foundation, Inc. (a charitable and educational organization) are founded under the Internal Revenue Service Codes, 501(c)(6) and 501(c)(3) respectively.

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