WIFLE has been in existence since ICWIFLE in the 70's when it was an interagency committee formed by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Treasury. WIFLE incorporated a non-profit organization in June 1999 as Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc. to better continue the work of ICWIFLE. The WIFLE Foundation, incorporated in 2006, is the the educational arm for WIFLE providing Annual Leadership Training, seminars, and Scholarship Programs. The WIFLE Executive Leadership Institute (WELI) established in 2011 provides immersive leadership training sessions for GS Grades 13, 14, 15, and SES (and State, county and local equivalents) which is held in conjunction with the Annual Leadership Training. To this day, WIFLE continues to be the only non-profit in the United States dedicated to addressing reasons why women remain underrepresented in Federal law enforcement. The two WIFLE organizations work together to promote and support women in federal law enforcement. These two tax-exempt organizations form the WIFLE organization.
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
To increase the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in federal law enforcement through professional training, published academic research and writing, professional consultations, achievement recognition, scholarship awards, and platform building to network and collaborate with law enforcement partners, stakeholders, and supportive sponsors.
Our Vision & Goal
To strengthen federal law enforcement operations through the achievement of gender equity and inclusiveness at all levels. WIFLE advocates for gender equity in federal law enforcement through training, professional development and leadership enhancement, collaborative partnerships, scholarship and mentoring programs, relevant and credible research, strategic communications and professional relations.