For our return “down under”, IAWP has joined with our sister organization, the Australasian Council of Women and Policing (ACWAP), to hold this International Women and Law Enforcement Conference for 2017. Our collaboration on the theme “Global Networks: Local Law Enforcement”, will provide delegates an invaluable opportunity to develop and foster inter-agency partnerships, share knowledge and experiences across international policing jurisdictions, and showcase research, initiatives and best practices in leadership.
During the conference, international and national presenters will explore varied topics providing insight into the many aspects of law enforcement including, domestic and family violence, health and safety, terrorism, and evidence based policing.
Together with conference co-hosts, the Australasian Council of Women and Policing (ACWAP) and the Queensland Police Service, I look forward to welcoming you to Cairns.
I am pleased to announce as part of the 2017 International Women & Law Enforcement Conference, the 19th ACWAP Annual Excellence of Policing Awards will be held on the evening of Monday 18th September 2017. The Awards acknowledge the work being undertaken in Australasia to ensure that women’s concerns and needs are taken into account by policing and law enforcement.
The conference will further educate attendees on the latest developments, strategies and challenges across all aspects in the collaborative effort to enhance women within the law enforcement arena and continually improve the services being provided to women within the community.
This is a unique opportunity to develop and strengthen professional partnerships and relationships within law enforcement and government agencies, educational facilities, private sector and community groups, not only at the conference but also during the many associated activities.
I look forward to welcoming you personally in 2017.
It is with great pleasure I invite delegates, speakers and sponsors to this very important conference in tropical Cairns, Queensland. I encourage you all to attend this conference as, I believe, it is vital for individuals and organisations alike to continually seek and identify new methods to improve policing services provided to women, improve opportunities and outcomes for women within law enforcement and participate in the global network of women in policing.
Hosting a conference of this magnitude requires strong collaboration between a broad cross-section of stakeholders from the public and private sector. I am confident we will deliver a world class conference to build upon the success of previous conferences and I look forward to welcoming you to Cairns.