Resources for Women & Policing
Women & Policing Organizations
Council of Women and Policing, Inc. (ACWAP)
ACWAP is a professional women's organization founded in 1997 at the first
Australian Women in Policing Conference. Its goals include: creating an
Australasian link in the global networking of women in policing, improving
the position of women within policing, and improving the relationship
between policing and women in the community.
Criminal Justice Careers and Information
European Network of Policewomen (ENP)
Founded at the International Conference for Policewomen in 1989, the European
Network of Policewomen serves as a conduit of information for policewomen
and men to "form constructive alliances in the field of equal opportunities
within the police services." The non-profit group promotes research
on women and policing, and holds a bi-annual conference and various seminars.
of Women Police (IAWP)
The International Association of Women Police is a membership organization
that works for equality for women in the criminal justice professions.
Their website contains information about IAWP and its affiliate organizations,
as well as history and resources on women in law enforcement.
Institute for Women
in Trades, Technology, and Science (IWITTS)
IWITTS is "dedicated to introducing women into nontraditional careers
by providing training and technical assistance and publications to the
educational system and employers." Check out their publication on
sexual harassment and fair treatment for
women in policing.
Sameshield is a site dedicated to the history of women in law enforcement.
Women in Federal Law
Women in Federal Law Enforcement works to fully integrate women into the
law enforcement profession through trainings, conferences, outreach campaigns,
and research. WILFLE aims to "recruit, retain, and promote women
in the law enforcement profession; toenhance the image of law enforcement
in the communities we serve; to promote the value of collaborative and
cooperative leadership styles."
Progressive Law Enforcement Organizations
The Miles Foundation is a private, non-profit organization "dedicated
to promoting awareness of interpersonal violence, especially as it pertains
to the military." The foundation develops safety plans, provides
financial support, conducts advocacy campaigns, provides referrals to
attorneys and therapists, offers protective order documentation and service,
develops victim impact statements, and engages witness protection programs.
The Miles Foundation serves victims of violence perpetrated by or upon
military personnel, including civilian spouses, intimate partners, and
NOBLE: The National
Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
NOBLE was founded in 1976 at a symposium to address crime in urban, low-income
areas;founded in September, 1976, during a three day symposium to address
crime in urban low income areas. Black law enforcement leaders present
at the symposium discussed "the critically high rate of crime in
black urban communities and the socio-economic conditions that lead to
crime and violence." The group was founded to present a unified voice
of black law enforcement executives; NOBLE is pro-gun control, pro-hate
crimes legislation, and pro-community policing.
The Sentencing Project is an independent source of research, policy analysis,
and data on criminal justice. The group promotes and develops alternative
sentencing programs and advocates reform in criminal justice policy. Visit
their site for quick fact sheets and extensive publications, as well as
for more information on criminal justice reform.
Abuse of Power
Abuseofpower.info is a unique web site devoted to providing resources
for victims of domestic violence whose abusers are police officers and
firefighters. Content includes tactics of abuse, impact upon victims and
their families and friends, dealing with the justice system, and many
other topics. The site also addresses the impact on the career of the
police officer who is a victim of domestic violence. The website is published
by Diane Wetendorf, Inc. Diane is a national expert in this area and longtime
advocate for victims of police-perpetrated domestic violence.
Foundation's Violence Against Women Resources
Criminal Justice Programs
Span - Police Domestic Violence
Life Span is a nonprofit agency that provides comprehensive services to
victims of domestic violence and their children, including domestic violence
counseling, criminal court advocacy, legal representation, immigration
services, hospital advocacy, public education, and systemic policy work.
National Center for Victims of Crime
This organization offers resources and information for victims of crime--from
domestic violence to hate crimes to sexual assault--as well as for service
providers. Get the latest information on related legislation, public policy,
and litigation, or browse the Center's free online library. This site
is highly reccommended by FMF's National
Center for Women and Policing.
Assault Training & Investigations (SATI)
SATI provides victim-centered, multi-disciplinary training and expert
consultation regarding crimes of sexual assault.
In the Line of Duty
In the Line of Duty offers information on law enforcement training and
also provides "The Blotter," a great source for daily policing
news from around the country.
and Retaining women: A self-assessment guide for law enforcement"
This self-assessment guide (presented in pdf format) is directed
towards law enforcement administrators to assist agencies seeking to recruit
and retain more women in sworn law enforcement positions.
Women at Ground Zero
This book is a collection of 30 stories of courageous women in law enforcement
and emergency services who responded to the September 11th tragedy, and
whose faces were virtually left out of the media coverage after the attack.
A forward is included from the National Center for Women & Policing.
Women in Law Enforcement
Border Patrol Edu
BorderPatrolEdu.org was created to serve as an independent resource for Americans interested in serving their country through jobs in U.S. customs, border patrol, and immigration enforcement.
Criminal Justice Programs Online
Criminal Justice Degrees Online is a guide to online criminal justice programs
U.S Department of Justice
They offer numerous articles on employment discrimination, inclucing 'What
is Title VII?' and 'How do I file a charge?' Find them at: Facts
about employment discrimination
U.S. Department of Labor
Offers explanations of all the laws and regulations that relate to Ethnic/National
Origin, Color, Race, Religion & Sex Discrimination.
National Employment Lawyers
The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) was founded in 1985
to provide assistance and support to lawyers in protecting the rights
of employees against the greater resources of their employers and the
Workplace Fairness provides information, education and assistance to workers
and their advocates nationwide and promotes public policies that advance
employee rights. They offer numerous publications on the topic.
The Feminist Majority Foundation
The Feminist Majority Foundation works for women's social, political and
economic equality. The National Center for Women and Policing is a project
of the Feminist Majority Foundation.