IaAWP Mission Statement
- To promote professionalism through excellence in training.
- To serve as a network for members to learn and mentor.
- To create a pool of knowledge available to every member.
- Through training, increase the number of qualified women hired for law enforcement positions.
- Training membership for promotions.
The Iowa Association of Women Police was created in 1982 and is an affiliate member of the International Association of Women Police. IaAWP is an official non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in law enforcement. Everyone in law enforcement, and related fields, are encouraged to take advantage of our spring training conferences. Our goal is to provide quality training that every agency or individual can afford. Membership is open to all certified law enforcement officers, those in related fields, or those that have a vested interest in women in law enforcement.
Every spring IaAWP holds a training conference to promote this mission. Every fall, IaAWP has a business meeting to conduct official business, network, have lunch, and receive training updates. Meeting locations vary. IaAWP publishes a newsletter informing members of: upcoming events, officer safety issues, and previous meeting minutes.
Every member is encouraged to volunteer and take responsibilities for the organization, become involved, and promote professionalism in law enforcement.
IaAWP Officer of the Year Award
Nominations for “Officer of the Year” are welcome one month before the spring conference. If you know of an officer that has gone above and beyond the call of duty, or does an extraordinary job everyday of the year, please take the time to submit their name for “Officer of the Year.”
See the “Officer of the Year” Article XIII by-laws.
View IaAWP’s list of extraordinary officers.
Scholarships from IaAWP for financial assistance are available on a once in a lifetime basis. Scholarships can be used for continued education, the international conference or training. (click on the menu at the top right of this page for Spring Training Conference)
Apply for scholarship by emailing President Linda Law at firstname.lastname@example.org.