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Mark Your Calendar for August 3-6, 2020, Tampa, Florida, WIFLE 21st Annual Leadership Training, WIFLE 2020

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VIRTUAL SESSIONS in August. Details here.

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.” 

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We are sad to announce that due to the COVID-19 virus we must postpone the WIFLE 21st Annual Leadership Training that was scheduled for August 3-6, 2020 at the Marriott Water Street Hotel in Tampa Florida.  If you made hotel reservations the hotel canceled the lodging and sent you an email confirming that cancellation.   The new date for our training will be August 16-19, 2021 at the Marriott Water Street, Tampa, Florida. We will continue to provide updates as appropriate. Stay Safe!

In the meantime, we are working with our speakers and our sponsors to offer virtual classes from July - December that will cover some of the subject matter that would have been offered this year. Watch the website for details.


President  CATHERINE sANZ

Welcome!

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.   We appreciate meeting you and hearing your concerns.


WIFLE celebrated its 20th anniversary (July 2019) and during the Leadership Training opening ceremonies, a video celebrating women in US law enforcement was debuted, "WIFLE Presents Women Behind the Badge:  Celebrating the History and the Future of Women Federal Law Enforcement."
The video runs about 25 minutes.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019.  The Founders were recognized during the Opening Ceremony and during the debut of the: Women Behind the Badge:  Celebrating the History and the Future of Women Federal Law Enforcement Video.  The photo was taken during the Founder's Luncheon, following the Opening.  (all present except Monica Rocchio)

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

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DONATE TO THE WIFLE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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

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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 upcoming 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.  Download Proposal Form (DOC)


Upcoming events

We are sad to announce that due to the COVID-19 virus we must postpone the WIFLE 21st Annual Leadership Training that was scheduled for August 3-6, 2020 at the Marriott Water Street Hotel in Tampa Florida.  If you made hotel reservations the hotel canceled the lodging and sent you an email confirming that cancellation.   The new date for our training will be August 16-19, 2021 at the Marriott Water Street, Tampa, Florida. We will continue to provide updates as appropriate. Stay Safe!

In the meantime, we are working with our speakers and our sponsors to offer virtual classes from July - December that will cover some of the subject matter that would have been offered this year. Watch the website for details.


Membership

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.


Eligibility!

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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 training for women advancing their law enforcement career.

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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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