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Solicitation for the 2021 Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) Awards 

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Nominations are being excepted now through March 31, 2021, for women who have distinguished themselves in federal law enforcement.

The Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to promote the value that women bring to law enforcement. This year’s 21st Annual Leadership Training Conference is scheduled to be held Aug. 16-19, 2021, at the Water Street Marriott Hotel in Tampa, Florida. The awards luncheon is scheduled to be held on Aug. 18, 2021. 

Award eligibility:

  • Julie Y. Cross Award: Awarded to an individual who displayed an unusual degree of courage, stamina, and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty resulting in exceptional heroic achievement in law enforcement. The exemplary act must have occurred in calendar year 2020: Jan. 1 and December 31, 2020. All full time, sworn federal law enforcement officers are eligible.
  • Outstanding Federal Law Enforcement Employee: Awarded to an individual who sustains a superior level of performance and serves as a role model for women in law enforcement. Three accomplishments must be cited within a five-year period, and one must have occurred between 01 January, 2020, and 31 December, 2020. All full-time federal law enforcement employees, sworn and non-sworn, are eligible.
  • Outstanding Advocate for Women in Federal Law Enforcement: Awarded to an individual whose contributions are substantial and have broad impact in one or all areas of recruiting, retaining, or promoting women in law enforcement. Contribution(s) or evidence presented must have occurred or impact continues to occur between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. All full-time federal employees, sworn and non-sworn, are eligible.
  • Top Prosecutor: Awarded to an individual who demonstrates exceptional work in obtaining convictions for individuals engaged in crimes related to human trafficking, civil rights violations, terrorism, or fraud. Prosecution must have occurred between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. Individuals or groups of full-time federal prosecutors are eligible.
  • WIFLE Leadership Award: Recognizes federal law enforcement/private industry partnership and emphasizes the importance of crime prevention. Nomination must show initiative or effective partnership in creating a system or model that prevents crimes, the impact of which was evident between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. All federal law enforcement officers, sworn and non-sworn, are eligible.
  • Elizabeth Smith Friedman Intelligence Award of Excellence: Awarded to an individual who demonstrated an exceptional or sustained level of intelligence analysis and provided a substantial or broad impact in one or all areas of the field of intelligence. All full-time federal law enforcement personnel, sworn and non-sworn, and full-time intelligence personnel are eligible. Individuals or groups may be nominated.
  • WIFLE Partnership Award – Outstanding contribution of a state or local officer serving on a federal task force: Awarded to an individual who demonstrated exceptional investigative work in a task force investigating crimes related to human trafficking, civil rights violations, terrorism, or fraud, and served as a role model for women in law enforcement. Investigation must have been concluded between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. All full-time State or local law enforcement officers are eligible.

Only those employees who were full-time with their agency as of Feb. 1, 2021 are eligible to apply.

Refer to the COMDT (CG-MLE-2) portal page for more information on the event and detailed award criteria.

Submission Process: 

Nominations must be submitted to Master Chief Petty Officer Daniel Morales, the maritime enforcement specialist Rating Force Master Chief, no later than 31 March, 2021. Nominations should be in the form of written justification and will not exceed three pages of narrative.

Travel will be funded for service selectees.

For more information, please email Cmdr. Joshua Burch or call (202) 372-2172.

References: 

  • Solicitation for the 2021 Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) Awards ALCOAST 090/21
  • CG-MLE-2 portal page