At 10:00 am at the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel on March 1, the U.S. Embassy’s Office for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs is hosting the 5th ‘Women in Policing’ conference.
U.S. Ambassador Ian Kelly and Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mghebrishvili will deliver opening remarks, followed by a brief memorial ceremony for Georgian Police Officer Maia Javakhishvili, a 2013 Women in Policing conference participant who was killed in the line of duty in December 2015.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and organized in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration, the 5th Women in Policing Conference will be the largest ever, attended by over 250 female police officers from 18 countries. The purpose of this conference is to empower, inspire and educate women police officers with specifically tailored training on leadership and professional development skills essential to advancing in their careers and maximizing their contributions to their profession. This year the conference will also provide training in defensive tactics, crime scene investigation, child abuse, child exploitation investigation, crisis negotiations and other courses.
This is the latest initiative by the U.S. Embassy’s Office for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs to promote women’s inclusion and advancement in Georgia’s and regional law enforcement structures. The U.S. Department of State is proud to integrate gender equality and women’s issues into its diplomatic, security, humanitarian, and development efforts in Georgia and around the world.