In 2017, a small group of women came together to share their experiences and to support each other. As individuals, they had each experienced sexual harassment and discrimination in their workplaces.  Soon, other women began to turn to them for support and the initial group realized that there was a multitude of complex issues that women in policing were facing...

Meet Our Team

 Angie was born and raised in Guelph Ontario, where her mother worked as a dispatcher for the Guelph Police Service. This gave Angie rare insight into the policing world...


Christine Newman is a published author, educator, and speaker.  She has been an LGBTQ activist and advocate for 36 years, and has been the founder or a founding member of a number of LGBTQ organizations...


Janet is a former Police Constable of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and representative plaintiff in a landmark class-action lawsuit against the force for gender-based harassment...


Tammy is a 30 year Constable currently employed by the Niagara Regional Police. She was born and raised in the Niagara Region and was brought up by a strong, single Mom who instilled in her a sense of pride in herself and the community in which she lived...


There was a desire, and a definite need to form a national organization to advance the issues that women in policing faced every day and to ensure that women's voices and visions for positive change would be heard and acted upon.  The original group founded NWLEA - National Women in Law Enforcement Association in 2017.

Although only a short time has passed, NWLEA is growing rapidly.

In addition to female police officers unifying, a high priority is and remains with the minority population within. NWLEA values the experience of the women who are under-represented, and also those who identify as a part of the LGBTQ2S, racialized, and indigenous communities. 

NWLEA acknowledges through education, compassion and accountability, that police culture can change to benefit not only the female officers in the line of duty but the communities they serve as well.

NWLEA now provides women with law enforcement peer support and tools for empowerment. Today NWLEA operates in several provinces and is expanding every day.

If you wish to get involved, see our contact page below.