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About Us

Dealing with the challenges of today in law enforcement requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and experiences from all over the state. Minnesota Association of Women Police emerged out of a devotion to inspire and support women who serve their community, law enforcement professionalism and a desire to achieve success at the highest ranks within the Law Enforcement. Established in 1955, we are a non-profit, incorporated association. Contact us to learn more and get involved.

In 1954, a group of women got together to share ideas about their growing profession. They were working in jails, courts, juvenile divisions and law enforcement to name a few. They first met in someones' home and the word passed around how successful the get-togethers were. This was the beginning of Minnesota Association of Women Police. Policing for women has changed since 1954, but the original premise of getting together to discuss how to make our work easier and more professional continues to be the main mission. 

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Minnesota Assocation Goals

Act as a strong, interrelated network and support system

Provide training and networking opportunities

Serve as a comprehensive source of information and referral

Contribute leadership and planning through legislative participation

Provide professional and technial expertise; and

Require organization and individual ethical behavior and accountability

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