The IAWP has a wide range of awards to recognize both female and male officers in many different areas. Help show your appreciation to phenomenal officers you know by nominating them for an award. To submit a nomination, you can use the online electronic nomination form and apply by March 31st, 2018 at Midnight EST.
One of the highest honours at the IAWP is the IAWP Heritage Award which is rewarded to an IAWP member who provided substantial and significant contributions to women police and the International Association of Women Police over a period of years and especially during milestones of the organization.
Other awards include:
OFFICER OF THE YEAR
To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by her exemplary conduct and achievements in more than one area of policing and over a period of time that has a significant impact on her agency and/or area of responsibility.
CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR
To be awarded to a female civilian staff member of a law enforcement agency who, by her exemplary conduct, has made an outstanding achievement to support, promote, improve and enhance policing, law enforcement and/or the criminal justice profession.
To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by an exemplary act of bravery or heroism, on or off duty, and at risk of her own personal safety or in the face of danger and in the execution of her duty.
To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by demonstrating a continuing long term commitment to leadership using exceptional personal skills, leading teams and team building, developing others, organizational skills and administration that has an outstanding positive impact within her agency or area of responsibility.
To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by her exemplary actions to improve public safety, reduce crime and criminal behavior, reduce anti-social behavior or foster better relationships between Police and the local community.
EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE
To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by her exceptional policing skills that have a significant impact in her agency or area of responsibility, such as the arrest of a prolific criminal, detection of multiples offences, improved road safety or improved policing performance.
MENTORING AND COACHING
To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by her support, assistance and development of women in law enforcement by focusing on their career aspirations, their ongoing personal development and/or producing training programs or policies which enhance the role of women in policing.
MALE AWARD IN SUPPORT OF THE “HEFORSHE” CAMPAIGN
Award to recognize a male officer or male civilian employed by a law enforcement agency or police force, who has made a significant contribution and commitment to the advancement of women in policing.
PREVENTION AND DETECTION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
To be awarded to a female officer who distinguishes herself by her exceptional
policing skills to prevent and/or detect offences of violence against women,
including human trafficking.