The 2021 Training Conference has been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. We look forward to the 2022 Conference at the OSTHOFF RESORT in ELKHART LAKE, WI which will be Feb 27-Mar 1, 2022. Please stay tuned for more details as we get closer to next fall.

Please visit our scholarship and awards tabs for other ways WAWP is giving back to students as well as LE personnel who are doing great things for our profession! Our awards deadline (for calendar year 2020 achievements) is January 31, 2021. Our student scholarship deadline is May 30, 2021.

Everyone have a safe and healthy 2021.


The Wisconsin Association of Women Police (WAWP) is a professional organization created by women in the law enforcement profession. Founded in 1983, the WAWP is governed by a set of by-laws and is managed by a Board of Directors, representative of all regions of the State of Wisconsin. The organization strives to enhance the professional image and recognition of women in law enforcement and related work.

The WAWP is the Wisconsin Chapter of the International Association of Women Police (IAWP). The IAWP was established in Los Angeles, California USA in 1915 by the first American policewomen as an international organization to provide professional development, mentoring, training, networking and recognition for female law enforcement officers and civilian support staff, as well as increase the numbers of women in policing. One-hundred years later, IAWP has members in more than 60 countries and continues the same traditions established by the founders.