“Are you aspiring to reach greater levels in your law enforcement career?”
If so, the Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc., (WIFLE) can help! Join WIFLE to find out some of the career-enhancing benefits of being member.
BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, WIFLE
Many times WIFLE is asked about its history. The brief background below gives a peek into WIFLE's history.
WIFLE, Inc.'s predecessor was ICWIFLE (I C WIFLE) which is the acronym for the Interagency Committee on Women in Federal Law Enforcement hosted by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Treasury. ICWIFLE was originally formed as a task force created by the Office of Personnel Management in 1978. It was charged with studying reasons for the low numbers of women entering federal law enforcement - fields that opened to women only after President Richard Nixon signed Executive Order 11478 (EO 11478) on August 8, 1969. EO11478 provided equal opportunity in Federal employment for all persons; prohibited discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, or age; and, promoted equal employment opportunity through a continuing affirmative program in each executive department and agency. WIFLE was established as a nonprofit organization June 28, 1999, as an outgrowth of ICWIFLE to carry forward the ICWIFLE mission and vision.
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