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WIFLE 2021 Annual Awards Program

Below to download are the nomination forms for the WIFLE awards.  The deadline for submission of nominations is May 1, 2021.

Download the PDF file of 2020 Award Recipients

The WIFLE Foundation Awards are presented to sworn and non-sworn women who have excelled in the following areas of law enforcement excellence:

  • Demonstrated exceptional courage, bravery or heroism;
  • Sustained superior levels of intelligence analysis and situational awareness during a National Security Special Event  to prevent crime and terrorism;
  • Modeled superior performance as role models for women in law enforcement;
  • Recognized as a strong advocate whose demonstrated commitment has eliminated systemic barriers to career opportunities for women;
  • Performed outstanding work as a state or local officer in a task force to investigate sex trafficking, terrorist crimes, and other civil rights violations against women;
  • Prosecuted federal crimes involving trafficking of women, children, human beings, violence against women or minorities, civil rights and any terrorist related violation about the United States;
  • Developed an effective partnership with a private sector in creating a system that prevents crimes; or,
  • Contributed to the public interest of our country by faithfully serving and maintaining a distinguished law enforcement career for over 20 years.

Jessie Lane, United States Secret Service, WIFLE Vice President 2020


Award Categories

Julie Y Cross Award

WIFLE Partnership Award-Outstanding Contribution of a State or Local Officer Serving on a Federal Task Force

Outstanding Federal Law Enforcement Employee

Elizebeth Smith Friedman Intelligence Award of Excellence

Outstanding Advocate for Women in Federal Law Enforcement

WIFLE Leadership Award
Top Prosecutor

Right Click to Download Material

  • WIFLE Letter to Agency Heads  PDF  |  DOC
  • WIFLE Letter to United States Attorneys  PDF  |  DOC 
  • Nomination Forms: Coming in 2021

General Information

WIFLE AWARDS PROGRAM AWARDS CRITERIA

JULIE Y. CROSS

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.

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.

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.

TOP PROSECUTOR

1.       Demonstrates exceptional work in obtaining a conviction for individual(s) engaged in the following crimes:

  • Trafficking of women or children for sexual exploitation or any individual for forced labor;
  • Committed or attempted to commit a crime of violence against women or any minority group;
  • Committed a civil rights violation;
  • Committed any terrorist-related violation against the United States; or, committed any corporate or governmental fraud.

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.

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.

        WIFLE PARTNERSHIP AWARD - OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION OF A STATE OR LOCAL OFFICER SERVING ON A FEDERAL TASK FORCE

          1. Demonstrates exceptional investigative work in a task force group or in a task force environment investigating individual(s) engaged in the following crimes:
          • Trafficking of women or children for sexual exploitation or any individual for forced labor; crime(s) of violence against women or any minority group;
          • Civil rights violation(s); any terrorist-related violation against the United States; or,
          • Any corporate or governmental fraud.
          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.


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