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AS WOMEN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, WE RESPECT THOSE THAT HAVE PAVED THE WAY BEFORE US AND WE INSPIRE THOSE THAT WILL FOLLOW US. WE BUILD STRENGTH NOT ONLY IN OURSELVES BUT THOSE WE SURROUND. TOGETHER, WE EMPOWER CONFIDENT, RESILIENT WOMEN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. 

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2024 Conference Dates Announced

Join us in Fort Worth, Texas for the 2024 Annual Conference September 16-20, 2024. More details to follow! 

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Annual Conference

2023 Annual Conference 

Thank you to all who made the 2023 conference a success! We appreciate our attendees, instructors, and staff! 

Conference Questions? 

Conference: conference@wole.info
Sponsor/Vendor: sponsor@wole.info
Donation: donations@wole.info

 
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2023 Non-Profit  

We are honored to sponsor Maria and the Peace Officers Angels Foundation. Their mission to taking care of the LE community following a critical life-altering line of duty injury or a line of duty death of Texas peace officers.

www.poaf.org

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History

Everything starts with an idea, and Women of Law Enforcement is no exception. In 2013, Chief Jimmy Perdue, of the North Richland Hills (TX) Police Department, came up with the idea of empowering women in the field of policing through an annual conference. He wanted to provide them with a strong network of leaders that could build up others, mentor, and train females in the many aspects of law enforcement. He took this idea to then Lieutenant, Carrie White, to bring this vision to life. As a natural-born mentor, Carrie knew exactly what to do and surrounded herself with a robust board of leaders to help her breathe life into the newly formed organization. Chief Perdue wanted to ensure Carrie was prepared for the arduous task of developing a large scale conference. Carrie attended the IACP Women's Leadership Institute for the rigorous course that works to develop female leaders of law enforcement.

In 2014, after many meetings and very intentional planning, the first Women of Law Enforcement Conference was held. Year one welcomed 110 women of policing from across the nation to the Southlake Training Center. Fast forward to where the organization is now, and it continues to outgrow venues with more massive crowds, as the demand for quality training specifically designed for women grows.

The Executive leadership of the Women of Law Enforcement brings many years of experience and varying ranks to the team. The organization continues to be led by Forney (TX) Police Chief, Carrie White. It is now expanding into specialized groups to assist the executive team with developing and planning for an even bigger and better conference than the year before.

History

OUR TEAM

EXECUTIVE BOARD

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CHIEF CARRIE WHITE
FORNEY POLICE DEPARTMENT
LT. KENDRA WILSON
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS POLICE
PATT SCHECKEL-HOLLINGSWORTH
NCTCOG REGIONAL POLICE ACADEMY DIRECTOR

972-552-6281

CWHITE@FORNEYTX.GOV

Tel: 817-608-2301

PHOLLINGSWORTH@NCTCOG.ORG

Tel: 817-427-7161

KWILSON@NRHTX.COM

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OFC. JAIME MALONE
FORT WORTH POLICE
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SGT. RACHEL DEHOYOS (RET.)
FORT WORTH POLICE
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AMANDA SANDHU
 NORTH RICHLAND HILLS POLICE

Tel: 817-427-7074

ASANDHU@NRHTX.COM

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

CAPT. REBECCA GRAVES
REGISTRATON LIAISON
GRAPEVINE POLICE
rgraves@grapevinetexas.com
SGT. KAREN MARTIN
VENDOR LIAISON
ARLINGTON POLICE
karen.martin@arlingtontx.gov
OFC. AMY MITCHELL
RAFFLE/DONATIONS LIAISON
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS POLICE
amitchell@nrhtx.com
SAMANTHA GIBSON
VOLUNTEER LIAISON
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS POLICE
sgibson@nrhtx.com
ANDREA ODEAN
CONFERENCE SET UP
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS POLICE
aodean@nrhtx.com
CAPT. MELISSA ANDREWS
SPONSOR LIAISON
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS POLICE
mandrews@nrhtx.com
DET. TIFFANY LAPENNA
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS POLICE
tlapenna@nrhtx.com
LAUREN O'BRIEN
TRAVEL/LODGING LIAISON
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS POLICE
lobrien@nrhtx.com
LEAH MICHAELS
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS POLICE
lmichaels@nrhtx.com
CARISSA KATEKARU
MEDIA RELATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS POLICE
ckatekaru@nrhtx.com

CLASS PLANNING COMMITTEE

LT. KENDRA WILSON
COMMITTEE CHAIR
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS POLICE
kwilson@nrhtx.com
LT. DORA SCUDDER
AZLE POLICE
dscudder@cityofazle.org
SGT. JENNIFER NEILON
PASADENA POLICE
jneilon@pasadenatx.gov
SGT. COURTNEY NOEL
PLANO POLICE
courtneyn@plano.gov
SSA. BRENDA CONTRERAS
BNSF - FW CAMPUS
brenda.contreras@nbsf.com
SPVS. JESSICA PARKER
HOOD COUNTY SO - DISPATCH
 jparker@co.hood.tx.us
SRO JULIA HUTSON
GARLAND POLICE
hutsonj@garlandtx.gov
DET. LISA PEREA
NORTHLAKE POLICE
lperea@town.northlake.tx.us
OFC. AMY CLIFTON
DFW AIRPORT POLICE
aclifton@dfwairport.com
SPCL. COURTNEY BROWN
LUBBOCK POLICE - FORENSICS
clbrown@mail.ci.lubbock.tx.us
OFC. KYNMBAHL WESSON
HURST POLICE
kwesson@hursttx.gov 
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MAILING ADDRESS

PO Box 822934, North Richland Hills, TX 76182

Email: hello@wole.info
 

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