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The WIFLE Foundation

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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

WIFLE Executives with NASA Astronaut/Commander  Sunita Lyn "Suni" Williams

WIFLE Leadership Training 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 tour of the National Law Enforcement Museum (reduced $17 fee for WIFLE) is scheduled for Thursday.  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.

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2019 WIFLE Annual Leadership Training
Hyatt Regency - Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA
(703) 418-1234

July 15-18, 2019

WIFLE 20th Anniversary

WIFLE has been involved 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 as the only non-profit in the United States-dedicated to addressing reasons why women remain underrepresented in Federal law enforcement; and,-providing women with national recognition for federal job excellence.

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


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

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

IF REGISTERED AND PAID FOR WIFLE LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND ONSITE ON MONDAY, July 15, 2019, CHOOSE ONE OF THESE BELOW. No extra fee. Class size limited. Must be registered for the Leadership Training.
Golf with WIFLE, Andrews Air Force Base Golf Course South!
Annual Julie Y. Cross Tournament for the
WIFLE Scholarship Fund.
All skill levels welcome

Optional Monday class, 8:30-5. FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit. Behavioral Considerations for Interviewing Crimes Against Children Offenders 
Learn more

Optional Monday class,  9:30-5, the National Holocaust Museum.

Anti Defamation League (ADL) developed this innovative training for law enforcement.
Learn more

Optional Monday Tour, 2-4p.m. Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Learn more


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






WIFLE Half Marathon and 10K, September 22, 2019, Burke Lake Park, Fairfax Station, Virginia. Come out to run with WIFLE!



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)

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.

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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  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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