The International Association of Women Police was established in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1915 by the first American policewoman, Alice Stebbins Wells. One hundred years later, the IAWP has members in more than 60 countries.
IAWP’s mission is to strengthen, unite and raise the capacity of women in policing internationally.
IAWP envisions a world where police officers reflect the diversity of the communities they serve and where human rights are protected.
To achieve this goal, the IAWP embraces 5 guiding values:
• Embrace Diversity
• Be Open, Honest and Fair
• Listen to our Members
• Operate Professionally
• Change to Improve