``To strengthen the Law Enforcement Community through the celebration of diversity, the promotion of education and the development of leaders.``

NYWLE was developed by a core group of 14 women representative of the many different areas of law enforcement within New York State who served as our founding Board of Directors. These women all shared a vision to strengthen the Law Enforcement Community through the celebration of diversity, the promotion of education and the development of leaders. To date, our organization has expanded to almost 400 members, led by our Board of Directors comprised of 21 women from across the state.

Each year, NYWLE hosts an annual training conference which affords women and men in law enforcement the opportunity to enhance their professional and personal lives through a range of relevant training topics. The election of new Board Officers takes place at each conference.

We are looking for both women and men who would like to work together to strengthen public recognition of the unique contributions of women to the profession of law enforcement.


Support & Promotion

To support the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women in law enforcement.


To create a program for continued mentoring of both women in law enforcement and students interested in criminal justice.

Community Service

To sponsor community service projects which promote a positive relationship between law enforcement and the communities we serve.


To facilitate the sharing of training opportunities and to deliver such programs for the personal and professional development of its members.

Developing Leadership

To serve as an advocate for the development of the leadership skills and qualities in its members at whatever level they serve their individual agencies/organizations.

Maintaining Balance

To assist and support its members in maintaining the balance between their professional and personal lives.


Nzingha Kellman – MTA Police Department

Thank you for allowing me to serve as the next President for New York Women in Law Enforcement (NYWLE). My presidency is an indication that I am committed to making a difference, not only for our organization but all people aligned with our values and goals throughout the State of NY and beyond. I am humbly priviliged and honored to work closely with my trusted Board of Directors to lead this outstanding organization into the new normal.


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