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WIFLE Leadership Training

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West Coast - Palm Springs, California, June 25-28, 2018. Hotel rates will be equivalent to the government schedule. Room availability several days before and after the training so you can take a day or two for yourself, bring family or meet with friends.

ANNUAL WIFLE PROGRAMS

Leadership Training

WIFLE Leadership Training attracts women and men from Federal, State and Local law enforcement because of the diversity of presentations and the validity of topics which are directly applicable to today's law enforcement.  The Training is held in different locations each year, normally in June.  Training begins on Tuesday with opening ceremonies and a keynote speaker and wraps up on Thursday afternoon.  Monday and Friday are travel days.  WIFLE offers optional training on Monday for those participants who are authorized to travel on Sunday and the annual Julie Y. Cross Charity Golf Tournament.  The Training website opens on February 1 for online registration and payment.  Use the Annual Training link to view past leadership events.  Trainers interested in presenting at the WIFLE Leadership Training must complete the Workshop Proposal form and email to wifle@comcast.net to be considered.  View prior Leadership Training sites here.

 

WIFLE Executive Leadership Institute

The WELI events attract women in law enforcement at the higher levels of supervisory and management responsibilities. Skills to be successful at these levels are different than those needed at lower levels. For example, at the higher levels of responsibility, your mission view must be much broader and encompass solutions that may have longer or agency-wide impacts. While thinking 'out-of-the-box' is a must, basic leadership thinking may be even more critical for long-term success. Women in law enforcement at the higher levels face challenges which may result in dramatic career changing paths; may be subject to scrutiny and questions not appearing at a lower employee level; or, may not be fully recognized or heard when it comes to voicing opinions or contributing to the workplace goals. Furthermore, those who work along side women, their mentors, and male peers, may not be aware of the wider range of environmental factors which influence and affect women in the law enforcement fields. The WELI Seminars address these issues and more in succinct, deliberately paced sessions for senior level officials.

The WIFLE Executive Leadership Institute is offered during the Annual Leadership Training each year. For more information on WELI, use this link; or, to discuss your WELI workshop proposal, contact wifle@comcast.net.

 

Awards Program

WIFLE provides for awards which are presented during the leadership training conference.
Opens February each year; nominations are due May each year.

WIFLE formally solicits Agencies by letter once a year to nominate individuals who have demonstrated significant achievements to compete for the various annual WIFLE Awards. WIFLE is the only organization to offer these awards to recognize exceptional courage, outstanding accomplishments, and significant contributions that have advanced the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women in federal law enforcement. Additionally, WIFLE honors a federal prosecutor for exceptional work resulting in the conviction of individuals for trafficked women or children for sexual exploitation; committed or attempted to commit a crime of violence against women/or any minority group; committed a civil rights violation; and other heinous criminal offenses.
On June 17, 2014, WIFLE President Catherine W. Sanz announced a newly established WIFLE "Elizebeth Smith Friedman Intelligence Award of Excellence." This announcement was made during the dedication ceremony of the ATF National Headquartersí Auditorium at ATF's National Headquarters in Washington DC in Honor of Prohibition Investigator and Cryptanalyst Elizebeth Smith Friedman.

Award application forms, eligibility and criteria, and filing instructions are posted to the website annually to coincide with the WIFLE Annual Leadership Training. Check the current Annual Leadership Training Program website (about February 1 each year) for details and deadlines.

 

Scholarship Program

Scholarship application forms, eligibility and criteria, and filing instructions are posted to the website annually to coincide with the WIFLE Leadership Training. Check the current Leadership Training website (about February 1 each year) for details and deadlines.

WIFLE Annual Scholarship Program  (WIFLE's regular Scholarship Program)
Eligibility

WIFLE scholarships are awarded based on a studentís academic potential, achievement, and commitment to serving communities in the field of law enforcement. The scholarship is open to all eligible persons. To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must:
- Physically attend and be a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university; or be currently enrolled in a full-time in a fully accredited community college with the intention of transferring to a four-year degree;
-Have completed at least one full academic year of college work at an accredited college or university or community college;
-Major in Criminal Justice or related discipline such as social sciences, public administration, computer science, finance, linguistic arts, chemistry, physics, etc., leading to a four-year degree (Students in graduate and postgraduate programs are also eligible; students pursuing Associate degrees are not eligible, unless as stated above, fully articulate in the application their intention to transfer to a four-year program.);
-Have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point (GPA) average;
-Demonstrate a commitment to the community through a 500-word essay describing their involvement in a community project, and the results or impact of that involvement to the community; OR, if the applicant if currently serving or has served an internship with a law enforcement agency, preferably a federal law enforcement agency, the applicant must provide details including the name if the agency, the dates served and describe the value of the experience and the accomplishment through the internship in a 500-word essay;
-Have at least one community leader or member of a community or police official sponsor their application with a written statement of support;
-Submit a completed application with the required information, 500-word essay, transcripts, and a recommendation letter from a community leader or police official;
-Be a citizen of the United States.

Scholarship Program for WIFLE Members Only
Eligibility

As an additional benefit to its Regular and Associate members, WIFLE offers one scholarship to a member or member-sponsored applicant. Once selected for the award, the student will receive an additional automatic scholarship in the following year, without renewing the application. Applicants sponsored by a WIFLE member (in good standing) and WIFLE members sponsoring themselves (who are members in good standing) are eligible.
WIFLE members with a current membership may sponsor themselves or may sponsor another applicant.  An applicant must also meet the following eligibility criteria as it pertains to their status:
-physically attends and is a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university; or is currently enrolled full time in a fully accredited community college with the intention of transferring to a four-year degree program; if pursuing a graduate degree, applicant must carry at least six (6) semester hours; or, WIFLE members working full time law enforcement jobs pursuing a post graduate degree at an accredited on-line university that incorporates a two-week residency program.
-completed at least one full academic year of college work at an accredited college, university or community college; a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA); in Criminal Justice or a related discipline such as social sciences, public administration, computer science, finance, linguistic arts, chemistry, physics, etc., leading to a four-year degree. Students pursuing Associate degrees are eligible only if they fully articulate in the application their intention to transfer to a four-year program.
-members sponsoring their own application and are enrolled in either a graduate program physically attending during off-duty hours, or an accredited online university program with a two week residency program, must describe the relevancy of their degree to law enforcement.
-submits a letter demonstrating their financial need and includes a statement of career objectives;
-provides at least one letter of recommendation from a local community member and/or leader or law enforcement professional;
-be a citizen of the United States.

Note: Members-only sponsored scholarships are not open to current employees and/or current officers of the WIFLE Foundation and/or Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc.

Scholarship application forms, eligibility and criteria, and filing instructions are posted to the website annually to coincide with the WIFLE Leadership Training. Check the current Leadership Training website (about February 1 each year) for details and deadlines.
 

Annual Half-Marathon

The first WIFLE Half Marathon was in 2015.  It was popular so WIFLE continued the run/walk.  Check the website each year for location, fees, and registration.