International Association of Women Police

International Association of Women Police

International Association of Women Police

In line with Dorothy Moses Schulz

about International Association of Women Police in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The International Association of Women Police (IAWP) was formed in 1956 as a continuation of the International Association of Policewomen (IAP), which was founded in 1915 and discontinued in 1932. Membership is open to all sworn law enforcement officers-male and female-around the world; nonsworn officers and those in related fields are eligible for associate membership. Primarily an organization of women law enforcement professionals from almost 50 countries worldwide, approximately 5% of the IAWP's membership is male. As of mid-2002, membership was approximately 2,500, with an additional 4,000 officers in affiliated chapters around the world. The association sponsors an annual training conference, usually in the fall, and publishes a quarterly magazine titled Women Police . The IAWP traces its origins to the IAP, founded in 1915 by Alice Stebbins Wells, who in 1910 was given the title “policewoman” by the City of Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

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