WIFLE Foundation, Inc.
Annual Leadership Training

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

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Leadership Training

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


Choose from one of Three MONDAY SESSIONS JULY 15, 2019 and choose an evening tour WEDNESDAY July 17, 2019

OPTIONAL Monday sessions AND AN OPTIONAL WEDNESDAY SESSION for those who are onsite. EliGible if 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.

    Separate Registration Required for above. Use this Link.

  1. 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. Use this link to register.

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)


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



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 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)

Upcoming events


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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