Links to WIFLE In Memoriam notices:
ATF Dedication Elizebeth Smith Friedman Auditorium
Remarks by WIFLE President Catherine Sanz
About Elizebeth Smith Friedman
WIFLE Tax ID:
WIFLE Foundation, Inc. Tax Identification Number is
20-4532945; the WIFLE Foundation, Inc. DUNS is 006311038; and, the WIFLE
Foundation, Inc. is in the CCR. The WIFLE Foundation, Inc. is a charitable
and education organization, 501(c)(3). If your agency requires something
else from us, please just let us know. WIFLE Leadership Training was
approved by OPM in 2013 as meeting Federal requirements for training.
WIFLE 2014 Leadership Training Returns
to DC Area
WIFLE Membership Drive,
January 15, 2014.
January 29, 2014, the Jeffrey Law Group, online
Webinar on Security Clearances. Register now.
An article written by WIFLE Senior Advisor, Dr. Helen Yu, titled “Overcoming
Tokenism and Gender Barriers: The Critical Role of Nongovernmental
Organizations for Women in Federal Law Enforcement,” will be published in
the upcoming January 2014 issue of IACP's The Police Chief magazine. The
article will highlight the significance of nongovernmental organizations
such as WIFLE, Inc. and their role with establishing peer support and
informal networks for women in federal law enforcement.
WIFLE Member Broadcast December 6, 2013
Update March 2014:
Article authorized for distribution
read it here.
WIFLE 2013 CFC. Please participate.
Creates Girl Scouts Patch
- Press Release WIFLE Foundation 2013 Awards
OPM Certification of
Annual Training PDF
Human Trafficking Seminar, November 28, 2012,
Confirm attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org
WIFLE Foundation CFC Nr.
29777, PDF Announcement
Human Trafficking Seminar, November 16, 2011
NEW WIFLE Telephone Number is 301-805-2180, effective October
WIFLE Launches WELI, June 2011
PDF Press Release |
WIFLE Executive Leadership Institute |
WIFLE Pregnancy Guidelines for Federal Agencies May 1,
March 29-31, 2011. GovSec Conference. Website:
Human Trafficking Seminar, November 30, 2010
Personal Liability Litigation, February 2010,
2010 Career and Tactical Survival for Women,
signed by the President, federal agencies
will have discretionary authority to
re-employ federal retirees on a limited,
part-time basis without offset of annuity;
Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
workers will be able to initially credit
half, and later all, of their unused sick
leave toward retirement; and federal
employees in Hawaii, Alaska and the U.S.
Territories will be provided retirement
release provides more details
October 28, 2009
2009 WIFLE Conference declared A Great Success. WIFLE welcomed many
new faces to the conference this year. The rating sheet was filled
with good words about the quality of the training. Thanks to all who
made it possible.
WIFLE NEWS FLASH. Foundation President on Live Radio,
Friday, April 24. Click Here.
In Memoriam, Elizabeth Robinson, 66, blazed trail as
patrol officer (PDF
Special Announcement on Firearms Training: Marksmanship enhancement programs and
re-qualification training. The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center is conveniently located at 9000 Commo Road Cheltenham, MD 20623. It is in close proximity to Andrews Air Force Base.
Attached are the official announcements of the Early Bird Walk-On Range, Marksmanship Enhancement and Regular Walk-On Range schedules.
The early bird walk on is offered to our Partner Organizations at 6:00 a.m. daily Monday through Friday.
Take advantage of the opportunity.
PDF Range Flyer |
Training: Undercover for the Female Officer,
5-9, 2009 PDF file
September 3-5 PDF file
Marist College Offering Masters Degree Program
Marist College partnered with WIFLE to offer – only to WIFLE members – a chance to earn an online master’s degree in Public Administration for $12,000 in 18 months.
Read more here.
Title: Midwest Counterdrug
Training Center: Undercover Techniques and
Survival for Women, Female
Under Cover School
Dates: October 26 - 30, 2009
Location: Des Moines, IA
Pricing: FREE includes lodging and meals but limited to 60 attendees
Invitation to Participate, Study by Doctoral
Candidate. See PDF
Lifetime WIFLE Member Gayle Echelmeyer-Simon, January 30, 2009
In Memoriam, Lifetime WIFLE
Member Debra Dios, January 1, 2009
Henley-Putnam University, Journal for Strategic Security, has published a call for papers.
February 2009. Please read the attached PDF file for
FBI's Office of Law Enforcement Coordination "Heads Up"
Announcement, December 2008
TWO Henley-Putnam University Offers for WIFLE:
Henley-Putnam University to Offer Scholarship in Support of Local Law Enforcement Officers. Applicants must apply and be granted the scholarship prior to December 31, 2008.
PDF file here.
Henley-Putnam University sponsors teleconference on "Transitioning
from Federal Law Enforcement into the Private Sector" on November 20,
International Association of Women
Police 47th Annual Training Conference
Seattle, WA September 20-24, 2009.
Voluntary Participation in Law Enforcement Survey if from Chicago, San
Diego, New York, Los Angeles, or Georgia
and Instructions in PDF |
WIFLE Partners with 911
Cell Phone Bank
Check out the 2008 Conference Follow-Up
Twenty Years of Women in Federal Law
Stories from Women in Law
Miscellaneous Items of Interest to Women
Center for Missing and Exploited Children
for Recognizing Victims of Human Trafficking, U.S. Department
to WIFLE Members, Participate with
of Intelligence Agencies, Washington Post,
July 31, 2008.
Women of Influence award winners
recognized at the
Rolls out RetireEZ. Called
'Historic...' Full system to be
Discounted Dues with 3-Year Initial
Membership or Renewal.
The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) is made up of law enforcement agencies from around the world working together to fight child abuse online. The aim of the VGT is to build an effective, international partnership of law enforcement agencies that helps to protect children from online child abuse.
The objectives of the VGT are:
to make the Internet a safer place;
to identify, locate and help children at risk; and
to hold perpetrators appropriately to account.
The VGT is made up of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre in the UK, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the US Department of Homeland Security and Interpol. Jim Gamble, the Chief Executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre is the Chair of the VGT.
The VGT delivers low-cost, high impact initiatives that prevent and deter
pedophiles from exploiting children online.
Revisiting Parental Leave
By Stephen Barr
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Washington Post, Page D04
Many companies offer paid parental leave to their employees after the birth of a child, but not Uncle Sam.
Opens in New Window
Living to 100:
What’s the Secret?
Harvard Health Publications
Reprinted with Permission
Diligent fight against devastating disease.
Cable News Network LP, LLP. CNN Special Report
Partners in Law Enforcement
San Francisco's district attorney, police
chief and fire chief discuss their roles in city security (October 9)
CNN Video Special Report
Invitation for WIFLE Members
Human Trafficking Seminar
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania, NW, Washington DC, 20001
Time: All day session
Boxed lunch provided
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Reception to follow
DOJ March 2008 Women's History Program. FLYER
FIRST ANNUAL FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT/ INTELLIGENCE CAREER FAIR
WHAT: Federal Law Enforcement/Intelligence Career Fair
WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Broward Community College – South Campus
7300 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
Street Survival for Women: February 26 & 27,
2008. The 2008 Calibre Press Street Survival for Women Seminar promises to be the most dynamic, intense and visually stimulating training experience available to today’s female law enforcement professionals. This seminar includes the latest in gender specific research, scientific principles, and tactical demonstrations to help female police officers train and perform at their best.
The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT)
will be hosting its 3rd International Conference,
"Protecting Our Most Vital Resource, Our
Children", in Vancouver, Canada from 18 to 19
Speakers include representatives of national law
enforcement agencies from Australia, Canada, Italy, UK,
US and Interpol. The conference aims to build an
awareness and understanding of the challenges faced when
fighting borderless cross jurisdictional crime and will
reflect on what has worked in the past and determine how
to take the international cooperation forward in the
If you are interested in attending the conference
please visit to www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com
to register your details.
PDF Conference Program here.
WIFLE receives Certificate of Appreciation from the
Foundation for the Uniformed and Armed Women in
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.
WIFLE received a certificate of appreciation from the President of the
Foundation for the Uniformed and Armed Women in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.
The certificate was for the support and guidance given to its President,
Casandra Martha, Inspector for Central
Police in Curacao, and Marie Jessica Pinedo, Curacao, Immigration, in creating a
foundation to support women and also to support programs and investigations onto
violence against women. Margaret M. Moore, WIFLE Executive Director,
arranged meetings for the women for ICE to teach the group how to set up
a specialized unit to investigate human trafficking. Marcy M. Forman,
Director of the Office of Investigations for U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE), will personally meet with the group on December 20,
2007. It is hoped that a two-day training program will be put together in
Curacao for January 2008.
The certificate is signed by the women in the
photo and includes the Prime Minister's signature, Emily deJongh-Elhage. View
certificate and photo here (PDF format).
First Female ATF Agent Killed in the Line of Duty
Special Agent Kimberly Place, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Boston Field Division, tragically died on August 1, 2007, as the result of an on-duty automobile accident on I-91 in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Special Agent Place, a native of Gloucester, Massachusetts, was a 20-year veteran of ATF, and was assigned to the Springfield Gun Task Force.
Special Agent Place’s family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Kimberly’s name to Cape Ann Animal Aid, 260 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, Phone: 978-283-6055.
Expressions of condolence may be sent to the Kimberly Place Family, c/o Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Springfield Field Office, 1550 Main Street, Room 317, Springfield, MA 01103.
Officer Down Memorial Page
Officer Down News http://officer.com/online/article.jsp?siteSection=2&id=37247
Boston dot com Local News
July 11, 2007, luncheon hosted by WIFLE for Chief Cathy Lanier, Metropolitan Police Department.
Left to right, Chief Lanier, WIFLE Executive Director Margaret Moore, WIFLE President Catherine Sanz, Chief Bowie, MD, Police Katherine Perez and WIFLE Deputy Executive Director Monica Rocchio.
Also in attendance at the luncheon honoring Chief Lanier were Karen P. Tandy, Administrator, DEA; Eileen Mayer, Chief, IRS, CI; Marcy Forman, Director of Investigations, ICE; Charlene Lamb, AD, DSS; Nicole Johnson, AD,
USPIS; Rebekah Salazar, Assistant Chief, Border Patrol (Vice President WIFLE); Colleen Callahan, AD, FAMS; Becky Barnes, Director of Investigations, EPA/CID; Kelly Murphy, Chief, NCIS; Sheree Mixell, Chief, Public Affairs, ATF (WIFLE Presidents’ Council); Mary Irene Cooper, Chief, Congressional and Public Affairs, DEA; Amy Jo Lyons, Chief, FBI; AnnMarie Dunlap, AD, EPA/CID, and Barbara Linney, BlankRome (WIFLE General Counsel).
Eighth Annual WIFLE Leadership Conference to be held June 25-28, 2007,
Rancho Mirage, CA.
Mark your calendar to hold the date. WIFLE returns to The Westin
Mission Hills Hotel and Conference Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, for its West
Coast Conference. Details will be available on the website as soon as
arrangements are finalized.
EUROPOL, WIFLE and the NCWP Host Human Trafficking Seminar
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
John Bruton, European Union Ambassador to the United States - Welcome
First Officer Steve Harvey - EUROPOL - discusses Overview of European Human Trafficking and Following the
Professor Donna Hughes, University of Rhode Island - Reducing Demand in the United States;
and speakers from various federal agencies and non-governmental agencies discuss cyber crimes, developing
intelligence information and best practices.
Location: Europol, 2300 M Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20037
The closest Metro station is Foggy Bottom. Public parking is available in the area.
Time: 8:30-9:00 register, continental breakfast and lunch is included
Registration Fee: Hosted by WIFLE, NCWP and EUROPOL (No cost to attend
because it is presented as part of WIFLE's commitment to combat human trafficking
Who Should Attend: Police attaches, federal agents from all agencies, intelligence analysts, any law enforcement position that deals with trafficking, non-governmental agencies dealing with the victims of trafficking; local police in the metro DC area;
and prosecuting attorneys, for example.
Respond to our email email@example.com
with your name, agency, title, and cell phone or reachable telephone number. A confirmation back from WIFLE ensures registration is complete.
NOTE: Registration is limited to 75 people so please when you register make sure you attend as we expect this seminar to be full and will only turn away people after we reach 75. So make sure you come!
Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE)
2200 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 102 PMB 204
Arlington, VA. 22201
NOTICE: WIFLE joins the Australian Federal Police on mourning the loss of our international police colleague and friend, Audrey Fagan.
. Media Release, Australian Federal Police PDF
. A Recent Interview with Chief Fagan, October 2006 Webpage
Submit through May 31, 2007.
Read about it here.
the DOJ/BJS for Details.
Results of a biennial census of Federal agencies employing personnel with arrest
and firearms authority. Women accounted for 16% of Federal officers
Coast to Coast: A Run for Survivorship
An Invitation to You
Meet Jane F. Barrett,
legal counsel with WIFLE, and her son Christian S.
McEvoy. Both are involved in the Coast to Coast Project. Challenge
America Foundation, Inc. presents COAST TO COAST: A Run for Survivorship...A
Charity Run Across the United States to Benefit Cancer Patients & Survivors.
To read about the project, use this
link. To donate or "buy a mile", use
this link. To read about Christian and Jane, use
GovSec One Day Training for WIFLE Members
The special event for WIFLE is one day only on April 26th, from 10 am to 12
noon. Vouchers will be given to attendees for lunch and they are free to view
the exhibits in the hall. This special package is free. Marcy Forman is the
featured speaker during our special two hour training block.
Registration Instructions: Go to www.govsecinfo.com
and click on register; click attendee, register with VIP code WIFLE; enter
identifying info; check "free exposition", check "Combating the
Criminal Element" and complete process.
WIFLE members can register if they desire for the entire event (Two days,
April 26 and 27, 2006) at a reduced rate of $125.00 for the two day conference.
Washington Convention Ctr.
WIFLE Donates to Katrina Relief. Read
WIFLE Lifetime Founding Member Passes Away. An inspiration to all who met her.
Women Chief Special Agents
A portion of the 2005 Conference Presentation
Bureau of Justice Assistance, Recruiting and Retaining
Women, a Self-Assessment Guide
TSA Advisory reminding travelers
of requirements for transporting firearms, firearm parts, and ammunition on
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005
In recent months, there have been a number of reported incidents of passengers
inappropriately packing firearms, parts, and ammunition in checked baggage. Our
agency has created an advisory that summarizes how these items should be packed
if they are to be transported in checked baggage. The Law Enforcement Liaison
Division of the TSA Office of Security wants to get this advisory out to you for
sharing with LEO members of your organizations/associations. TSA is also making
this information available to the flying public on our TSA web site, on LEO.gov,
and thru NLETS, as well as via other communications channels. Thank you for your
in carry-on baggage 012805.pdf>>
Law Enforcement Liaison Division
Office of Security
Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Office phone: 571-227-2486
Cell phone: 202-253-9052
PHD Candidate Conducting Research on the "Women
in the Senior Executive Service of the Federal Government."
The purpose of this study is to explore the senior
executive service of the Federal government, and to research the reason(s) for
the under-representation of women. Please contact Madeline Lewis, 202-324-4659 SIOC@aol.com
to participate in the research.