2019 International Women in Policing Conference (April 15 – 18)
Last week (April 15-18, 2019) the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs section of U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, in cooperation with the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) Budapest hosted the 8th Annual International Women in Policing workshop (WIP) in Budapest, Hungary. INL began hosting the workshop in Tbilisi in 2012, offering female police officers the opportunity to meet their counterparts from around the world, to share experience, exchange best practices, and learn new skills from experienced instructors.
WIP 2019 attracted 101 female police officers from Georgia, Hungary, Ukraine, Moldova, Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Bosnia Herzegovina. The workshop focused on leadership topics presented by law enforcement leaders from the United States, Canada, and the Tbilisi, Georgia police academy.
US Department of State and INL strive to empower and inspire women police officers from around the world and promote their involvement into law enforcement and their country’s decision-making process. At the end of the workshop. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Richard Glenn, joined the event to address the participants during the closing ceremony.