Serve as a member of the NYWLE Board of Directors

The New York Women in Law Enforcement will be holding an election for upcoming vacancies for the position of Board of Director. According to our bylaws, the Board of Directors shall consist of a minimum of ten (10) and a maximum of twenty (20) Voting Members. Each Director shall serve for a term of up to two (2) years. We currently have several vacancies on our Board and encourage each of you to consider running.

If you are interested in expanding your involvement with NYWLE and are willing to make the time commitment to fulfill the duties of that position (see below), we encourage you to consider submitting your name for the upcoming election. All voting members of NYWLE in good standing who meet the criteria listed below are eligible to run for the Board of Directors. You can do this by completing and submitting the Statement of Interest form.

Completed forms should be emailed to Susan Deshensky (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  If you have questions about your Statement of Interest form being received, Susan can be reached at the e-mail address above or at 914-934-8978.

All members who would be new to the Board of Directors will be contacted by a member of the Nominating Committee upon receipt of their Statement of Interest. The Statement of Interest submissions will then be posted on our website and emailed to the membership on or about August 21, 2018.

The election will be held at the NYWLE Annual Training Conference on the morning of October 17, 2018 during conference registration. All voting members of NYWLE in good standing can retrieve a ballot on the morning of October 17, 2018 at the Annual Conference or may request an absentee ballot by August 31st.  Results from the election will be announced at the 2018 NYWLE Conference and posted on our website.

As we grow as an organization it becomes imperative that we have a diverse and strong cross representation from across all ranks and all regions so please consider running.

Duties of Board of Directors for New York Women in Law Enforcement


Members who wish to run for a position on the NYWLE Board of Directors must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a voting member of the NYWLE in good standing, having been so for a minimum of two years.
  • Submit a Statement of Interest with the endorsement from a current board member.
  • Have been employed in the law enforcement/criminal justice field for a minimum of three years. 
  • Member of the Board of Directors shall be elected by the membership at large to serve a 2-year term.


The Board of Directors shall have supervision, control, and direction of the organization and its committees, and shall determine its policies and procedures. Members serving on the Board are expected to:

  • Attend the yearly training conference and business meeting
  • Attend the mid-year Board of Directors meeting
  • Participate in monthly conference calls of the Board
  • Be actively involved in activities of their Region
  • Support the activities of one or more of the standing committees.  

The Statement of Interest form can be downloaded here.