Become a Board Member

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Latest News

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 a Statement of Interest form. (<-- Click the link to download the form.)

Former NYWLE Board Member Promoted to Deputy Inspector

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Latest News

Former NYWLE Board Member, Tara Comiskey, was promoted to Deputy Inspector for the Nassau County Police Department on June 12, 2017.  Tara served on the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2014 and headed the Website & Technology Committee through those years. The newly appointed Deputy Inspector is currently assigned as the Deputy Commanding Officer of the Fourth Precinct. She has been a sworn police officer with the Nassau County Police Department since 1997, and has served as a Detective in the Narcotics Vice Squad and Special Services Squad, and also rose through the ranks as a Sergeant (2007), Detective Sergeant (2010), Lieutenant (2014), and Captain (January 2017). 

Passing of NYWLE Member Michael Bailey

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Latest News

Michael Bailey being sworn in as Deputy Commissioner                                                          Bailey's swearing in as Deputy Commissioner in 2015.

It is with great sadness that NYWLE announces the passing of Michael Bailey. Michael Bailey was formerly the Deputy Commissioner of New York State University Police and a proud member and supporter of New York Women in Law Enforcement. He had previously served as Police Chief for the University Police at SUNY Purchase, and was also the Deputy Chief of the Utica Police Department.  He served 22 years with Utica PD.

Colchester, VT Police Chief New VWLE President

Written by C.J. Ostrowski. Posted in Latest News

Our sister organization, Vermont Women in Law Enforcement (VWLE) is proud to announce that Chief Jennifer Morrison of the Colchester Police Department, was elected as the President of the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police last night. She is the first ever female President of this organization and will serve for one year. She is also the only department head member of VWLE.