WIFLE Annual Awards Program
WIFLE 2023 Award Program Material
Our Awards Banquet, a highlight of the leadership training conference, will be held on Wednesday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m. The VIP reception, immediately preceding the banquet, is open for all agency heads, award winners, and their families. Tickets to the banquet can be purchased here.
Each Agency May Submit 3 Nominees Per Award. The WIFLE Foundation Awards are presented to sworn and non-sworn women who have excelled in the following areas of law enforcement excellence:
Jessie Lane, United States Secret Service (ret)
Award Categories and Nomination Material
Julie Y Cross Award®1. Displayed an unusual degree of courage, stamina, and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty resulting in an exceptional heroic achievement in law enforcement.
2. Act took place between January and December of the previous year.
Eligibility: All full-time, sworn Federal law enforcement officers.
WIFLE Leadership Award
• Displayed initiative and effective federal law enforcement/private industry partnership in creating a system or model that prevents crimes. The model may have been developed as a result of learning from past crimes, or as a result of thinking proactively and creatively about what can be done to prevent certain crimes from occurring again.
Outstanding Federal Law Enforcement Employee
1. Sustains a superior level of performance.
2. Serves as a role model for women in law enforcement.
3. Three accomplishments must be cited within a five-year period.
4. One example must have occurred between January and December of the previous year.Eligibility: All full-time Federal law enforcement personnel, sworn and non-sworn.
Elizebeth Smith Friedman Intelligence Award of Excellence
1. Demonstrated an exceptional and sustained level of intelligence analysis, which provided a substantial and broad impact in one or all areas of the field of intelligence as recognized by the agency and/or the intelligence community.
2. Processed information into actionable intelligence in furtherance of a law enforcement operation, special event, such as National Special Security Event (NSSE), reduction/prevention of crime, and/or terrorism.
3. Innovated intelligence integration functions to further investigative operations, secure/protect an event (NSSE), reduce/prevent crime, and/or prevent terrorism.
4. Increased situational awareness, innovative intelligence techniques, and/or integrated views on issues of national security and public safety, in alignment to the ever-changing demands of the law enforcement profession or intelligence profession.
5. Analyzed intelligence that resulted in significant contributions or enhanced the effectiveness of a complex investigative effort; the successful outcome of a special event(s) (NSSE) and/or law enforcement operation(s).Eligibility: All full-time Federal law enforcement personnel, sworn and non-sworn and full time intelligence professionals from the Intelligence Field. An individual or group may be nominated.
Outstanding Advocate for Women in Federal Law Enforcement
1. Contribution(s) must be substantial and have broad impact in one or all areas of recruiting, retaining or promoting women in law enforcement.
2. Show evidence that the individual cited is an advocate, advisor and leader in the continued support of women in law enforcement.
3. Contribution(s) or evidence presented must have occurred or impact continues to occur between January and December of the previous year.
Eligibility: All full-time Federal employees, sworn and non-sworn.
WIFLE Partnership Award-Outstanding Contribution of a State or Local Officer Serving on a Federal Task Force
Demonstrates exceptional investigative work in a task force group or in a task force environment investigating individual(s) engaged in the following crimes:2. State or local officer serves as a vital member of the team and demonstrates exemplary conduct and willingness to advance the objectives of the task force and is recognized by the supervision/management of their department and the federal agency for those attributes.
3. Individual nominated serves as a role model for women in law enforcement.
4. Investigation must have concluded or been adjudicated between January and December of the previous year
Eligibility: All full-time State or Local Law Enforcement Officers. All nominees must be a full-time employee with their agency/department as of February of the current year.
1. Demonstrates exceptional work in obtaining a conviction for individual(s) engaged in the following crimes:
2. Prosecution must have occurred between January and December of the previous year.
Eligibility: All full-time Federal prosecutors. An individual or group may be nominated.