International Association
of Women Police

Welcome Members and Visitors Worldwide

The IAWP was founded in 1915 to  strengthen, unite, and raise the capacity of women in policing internationally. IAWP members are in 60 countries and counting. The IAWP provides training, mentoring, peer support and networking for members and highlights issues affecting women in law enforcement throughout the world.


The International Association of Women Police has so much to offer you.  Join us by signing up today!

  • WomenPolice Magazine published four times a year.  Specialized sections especially to improve the lives of female police officers
  • Direct notification to members on matters of interest.  Everything from training opportunities to job announcements
  • An international network of women police
  • Annual training event at a reduced fee for IAWP members.  The IAWP Annual Training Conferences consistently win high praise for quality and satisfaction
  • Opportunities to volunteer on governance and guidance committees for an international organization
  • Reduced price offers from commercial providers and partners
  • Lifelong associates and professional affiliations with female officers at all levels of responsibilities
  • Access to a global network of career police women as well as supporters and partners
  • Members-only material such as the IAWP Regional Reports, discussion board and similar




The International Association of Women Police (IAWP) is pleased to announce membership in the Commonwealth Women’s Network (CWN). This global network brings together women and gender-focused civil society organizations from around the 52 countries of the Commonwealth. CWN urges governments to make a national commitment to ensure that women and girls reach their full potential while improving and developing their leadership skills to create gender balance in political decision-making. The Chair CWN, Nelcia Robinson, welcomed IAWP with a statement, “The International Association of Women Police is a formidable resource to the Commonwealth Women’s Network and we look forward to working together in the interests of women’s development.”

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EARLY fee EXTENDED to 27th Feb

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Centennial Coins - A Few Still Available

During its Centennial Year, 2015, IAWP commissioned historic coins commemorating the 100 Year Celebration.  Some coins are still available for purchase.  To purchase, use this link: IAWP Coin Celebrating 100 Years

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Association of Women Police



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Acting NT Police Commissioner Kate Vanderlaan in 1980

Acting NT Police Commissioner Kate Vanderlaan was the first Policewoman motorcyclist in Australia, seen here in 1980.  Read the full article here.

 Story January 31, 2016 ABC Net Australia Photo Northern Territory Police

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