WIFLE Foundation, Inc.
Annual Leadership Training

July 15-18, 2019 Hyatt Crystal City, Arlington, VA

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Join WIFLE in its 20th Anniversary Celebration.  Leadership Training,
Hyatt- Crystal City (Arlington VA)
July 15-18, 2019


WIFLE 20th Anniversary

WIFLE has been in existence since ICWIFLE in the 70's when it was an inter agency committee formed by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Treasury. WIFLE incorporated as a non-profit organization in June 1999 as Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc. to better continue the work of ICWIFLE.  To this day, WIFLE continues to be the only non-profit in the United States dedicated to addressing reasons why women remain underrepresented in Federal law enforcement.

WIFLE Announces Special Thursday Session: Janine Driver (The Lyin Tamer)

Career Day July 16. Recruiters and Exhibitors. Public welcome.
Download flyer.

When confirmed for training, choose one of the three optional sessions or the tour.

Confirmed For Leadership Training? Then choose one of optional four Monday Sessions (July 15) and the optional evening tour Wednesday (July 17)

(Space is limited, pre-registration required, must be registered and paid for Leadership Training for the week to be eligible.)

OPTIONAL Monday sessions AND AN OPTIONAL WEDNESDAY SESSION for individuals registered for full week of leadership training.

  1. In partnership with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Anti Defamation League (ADL) developed this innovative training to examine what can happen when law enforcement personnel do not uphold democratic principles. 9:30am - 5:00pm Pre-registration is required. Limited to 45 participants registered for the full week of Leadership Training. 
  2. In partnership with the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit, this course will provide attendees an overview of the characteristics of various types of crimes against children offenders to include those who commit maternal filicide, child abduction/murder, hands-on sexual abuse and online child exploitation. Attendees will walk away with considerations and recommendations for interviewing each type of offender. 8:30am - 5:00pm Pre-registration is required. Limited to 60 participants registered for the full week of Leadership Training.
  3. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in December 2003. The museum and its 35,000 treasured artifacts are telling a new story about America. Tour with WIFLE. 2:00pm - 4:00pm Pre-registration is required. Limited to 40 participants registered for the full week of Leadership Training.
  4. In partnership with the Air Force Office of Special Investigation, AFOSI will conduct an intensive class on the Cognitive Interview (CI).  This is an empirically-based interview technique that effectively increases the quantity and quality of information obtained from interviewees. 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 30 participants registered for the full week of Leadership Training.

    Use this link for Optional Monday Sessions

    Visit the U.S. Capitol,
    a monument, a working office building, and one of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world.  Art, exploration and history all in one location.  Tour with WIFLE. 5:00pm-8:00pm WEDNESDAY July 17. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 50 participants registered for the full week of Leadership Training

    Optional Thursday Evening Tour of the National Law Enforcement Museum. Special reduced WIFLE rate of $17, payable online upon registration.

    Use this link for Thursday Tour Registration

    WIFLE Leadership Training 2017 attendees were delighted to meet and hear NASA Astronaut/Commander Sunita Lyn "Suni" Williams. Commander Williams provided the audience with a powerful, motivational and moving presentation on her challenges during her life and career.

    The WIFLE Foundation's Annual Leadership Training attracts females at all levels of law enforcement in Federal, state and local ranks.  View the agenda for 2019 and explore optional Monday events using the drop-down links under the menu bar. A special tour of the Capitol is scheduled for Wednesday.  All special events are a limited-size group and are available if registered/paid for the week's training. Register and pay early to be able to choose a special event. 

    Attendees in grades GS-13 to SES, and state/local equivalent, are encouraged to choose the WIFLE Executive Leadership session. The WELI© events attract women in law enforcement at the higher levels of supervisory and management responsibilities. Fast-pace and immersive specialized training.
    <WIFLE Executives with NASA Astronaut/Commander  Sunita Lyn "Suni" Williams


    View in the Exhibitor Directory. Many Agency recruiters available on-site.



    President  CATHERINE sANZ


    As the President of the WIFLE Foundation, I am pleased to offer quality training to women and men in law enforcement.  I get to meet many of you at annual leadership training and I am always pleased at the openness and professionalism of the attendees.   Look for me and the other board members at the 20th Anniversary celebration July 15-18, 2019. We appreciate meeting you and hearing your concerns.

    executive leadership

    Catherine Sanz

    President, WIFLE Foundation Inc

    Executive Director, Women in Federal Law Enforcement

    Sheree Mixell

    Vice President, WIFLE Foundation, Inc.

    Deputy Executive Director, Women in Federal Law Enforcement

    Kay Jernigan


    WIFLE Foundation, Inc.

    Women in Federal Law Enforcement

    Barbara D. Linney

    General Counsel

    WIFLE Foundation, Inc.

    Women in Federal Law Enforcement


    Your donation to the Foundation ensures WIFLE continues its work toward gender equality in Federal law enforcement  and the annual leadership training event.



    Your direct donation to the WIFLE Scholarship Fund helps us continue the critical scholarship program for students pursuing degrees in law enforcement.


    Mentoring is Imperative!

    WIFLE offers a session for mentoring at every leadership training event.  We have round-table discussions with local girl scouts, police explorers, and similar community groups so that we can answer questions about being female in a law enforcement environment and questions about each of the Federal agencies.  The questions show the amount of curiosity about law enforcement and underscore the importance of sharing our law enforcement life with those coming along.  We always hope to inspire careers in law enforcement and we always hope to impress upon girls that Federal, State or local law enforcement is an admirable and attainable goal.  If you want to be part of WIFLE mentoring, email WIFLE@comcast.net with your name, telephone, and brief summary of you.

    Be creative

    We encourage you to submit a proposal for a workshop at the WIFLE Leadership Training event.  We focus on law enforcement, security and safety, career and leadership, and work-life balance.  Share your proposal with us.  Complete the form and email.  Your creativity may convert into us making time available.

    Download Proposal Form (DOC)

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    WIFLE offers memberships at various levels including a Student level.  Check out the eligibility criteria for each level and join.  WIFLE is the oldest professional organization for women in Federal law enforcement.


    Highlights of the Annual Leadership Training are the Opening Ceremonies, Career Day, and the Annual Award Banquet.  

    Link to 2019 Award Forms.

    Annual Fun Run/Walk

    Early one morning during Leadership Training, we will have a Fun Run/Walk. Sign up here.  T-shirt provided on site.


    Before training week activities, WIFLE holds the Annual Golf Tournament. All levels of golf skills welcome. FUN! Sign up here.

    Not a member yet?

    WIFLE Members include female and male law enforcement from Federal, State and local agencies. 
    We offer various membership levels.  For eligibility and membership fee details, click below.

    The WIFLE Foundation, Inc.'s Annual Leadership Training enhances law enforcement knowledge in critical and timely topics by skilled presenters in various law enforcement fields from a variety of Federal, State and local agencies. Highly acclaimed, WIFLE is a leader in professional LE training for career advancement.

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    Office: +1 (301) 805-2180
    Email: wifle@wifle.org
    Email: carolpaterick@gmail.com

    2200 Wilson Blvd.
    Suite 102 PMB 204
    Arlington, VA 22201 (US)

    WIFLE Foundation, Inc. is in SAM.gov. DUNS Number: 006311038
    D&B Legal Business Name: WIFLE (Women in Federal Law Enforcement) Foundation, Inc.
    The Foundation Tax ID is 20-4532945

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