AWLE 2024

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The AWLE is committed to providing an annual forum for training and development of its membership and other women in law enforcement in the Atlantic Region. Our conference theme of Building Bridges, Breaking Ceilings – Celebrating 30 Years is inspired by the celebration of collaboration amongst law enforcement partners at all levels (federal, provincial, municipal) as well as stakeholders, and the advancement of women in law enforcement. Our conference goals are career and leadership development as we move into the next decades, opportunities to network and share our stories, being environmentally responsible, and demonstrating our commitment to reconciliation with our Indigenous communities.

The Conference will include a series of speakers addressing relevant and current law enforcement topics and/or issues. Our speakers this year will include NYPD Commissioner Keeshant Sewell (Ret.), the first woman to hold that position, Chief Cheryl Gervais, Canada’s first female Indigenous Chief of Police, and Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, Resiliency Expert and bestselling author. As we look to our next 30 years, our conversations will focus on developing female leaders in law enforcement, Indigenous policing, and taking care of our people. The conference also hosts the AWLE Annual Awards Banquet where we recognize the work and achievements of women in law enforcement.

We are proud to announce that this year’s conference charities are the NB Peace Officer’s Memorial and Gignoo Transition House, which is the sole, non-profit Indigenous women’s shelter in New Brunswick serving Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, Passamaquoddy, and other Indigenous women and children.

Event details


Tuesday - Friday, November 19 - 22, 2024






Fredericton Convention Centre
670 Queen St, Fredericton NB E3B 1C2