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The IAWP  was founded in the United States in Los Angeles, California in the year 1915 to  strengthen, unite, and raise the capacity of women in policing internationally. IAWP members are now in 60 countries and counting. The IAWP provides training, mentoring, scholarships, peer support, networking and opportunities to help lead the organization.  IAWP highlights issues affecting women in law enforcement throughout the world. WomenPolice Magazine, published quarterly, is a benefit of membership.  Join today to help forge the future of women in law enforcement.

2018 International Scholarship Program Open for Nominations
Visit for details.  Deadline Midnight EST April 15, 2018.

2018 Annual Award Program Open for Nominations
NEW program for 2018. Read the categories and eligibility at the link.

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Leola N. King, directing traffic in Washington D.C. in 1918.  Leola was America's first female traffic officer.

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Kentucky Women's Law Enforcement Network
Jennifer Colemire, President
  Funderburk Building
  521 Lancaster Avenue
  Richmond, Kentucky 40475
  KWLEN Located in IAWP Region 4



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