A Message From President Arlene Sabo

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As the 2017 President of New York Women in Law Enforcement (NYWLE), I’d like to welcome you to our official website! Our Association is comprised of more than 300 dedicated professionals from numerous police and criminal justice agencies throughout the State of New York. The women and men who form our ranks occupy positions ranging from Police Officer to Chief Executive Officer in their respective agencies and work together to foster best practices and create an environment of cooperation and excellence in the field of law enforcement.

The primary goal of our Association is to support the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in law enforcement. Other goals include:

  • Establishing positive relationships between law enforcement and the communities we serve by promoting and creating opportunities for our members to engage in community service
  • Mentoring women in law enforcement by providing training and support to develop and enhance leadership skills among our members
  • Providing guidance, support and encouragement for students of Criminal Justice seeking positions in our profession

Without a doubt our 2016 annual conference provided for all of the above. We sold out, 200 members strong! Every seat in every training session was filled to capacity from beginning to end. Our members left raving about the value of the conference.

Don’t miss the 2017 annual conference. Save the date now. We will be in Cortland, NY at the Greek Peak Mountain Resort from October 25 – 27, 2017.

The leadership team of New York Women in Law Enforcement is committed to building and sustaining the tools and resources that will lead us to overcome the challenges in our profession. During this upcoming year we will continue our efforts to develop and strengthen the image of women in law enforcement and the profession as a whole. We will partner with those who have been loyal supporters of our organization over the past years such as the American Military University (AMU) and seek to expand our network so we are able to provide contemporary and relevant training to our members in meeting the challenges of tomorrow.

Please watch for training announcements on our website and in our monthly newsletters.

I hope you find this website a useful resource that offers easy accessibility to accurate and timely information on some of the outstanding and innovative work being done by our members. Do not hesitate to email your suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I look forward to serving as the President of New York Women in Law Enforcement in 2017.


Arlene M. Sabo