Links to WIFLE In Memoriam notices:


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.

Of Interest:

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.

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Living to 100: 
What’s the Secret?
Harvard Health Publications
Reprinted with Permission

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Breast Cancer
Diligent fight against devastating disease.
Cable News Network LP, LLP. CNN Special Report 

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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

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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 here.

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 February 2008.

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 future.

If you are interested in attending the conference please visit to to register your details.

Download the 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

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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.

Additional Details:

Officer Down Memorial Page

Officer Down News

Herald-Tribune article

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 Money
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 worldwide.)
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 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! 

Margie Moore
Executive Director
Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) 
2200 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 102 PMB 204 
Arlington, VA. 22201
Tel #703-548-9211 

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  | DOC
. A Recent Interview with Chief Fagan, October 2006  Webpage

Essays Wanted
Submit through May 31, 2007.
Read about it here.


Visit 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 surveyed in 2004. 

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 this link

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 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. 

Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) and National Center for Women and Policing (NCWP) hosted by the British Embassy will be sponsoring a Human Trafficking Seminar on Tuesday, November 29, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You Are Invited! The Saskatoon Police Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Law Enforcement training Society of Saskatchewan are proud to host the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) Conference in Saskatoon Sept. 17-21, 2006.

WIFLE Donates to Katrina ReliefRead More.

Bonni Tischler, WIFLE Lifetime Founding Member Passes Away. An inspiration to all who met her.

Women Chief Special Agents
A portion of the 2005 Conference Presentation
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Bureau of Justice Assistance, Recruiting and Retaining Women, a Self-Assessment Guide
 PDF format, 7 pages

TSA Advisory reminding travelers of requirements for transporting firearms, firearm parts, and ammunition on commercial aircraft

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, and thru NLETS, as well as via other communications channels. Thank you for your help.
<<Advisory--Firearms in carry-on baggage 012805.pdf>> 
Bill Benner 
Associate Director 
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 to participate in the research.

WIFLE one of Five Major Law Enforcement Organizations, says AFOSI, 2004

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