Our annual NYWLE conference, originally scheduled for October of 2020 at the Woodcliff Resort in Rochester, NY has been postponed. Given the global impact of COVID-19, our NYWLE Board has decided to reschedule the conference for June 2-4, 2021 at the same venue. The Woodcliff Resort has advised us that they are making changes to the protocol at the resort in keeping with safety restrictions relative to the pandemic. In making this decision, we considered feedback from the members and conference participants, state and local guidance on large gatherings, budgetary and travel restrictions placed on police agencies, and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. This decision was made for the safety of our attendees and their communities. We are very hopeful that by next year at this time, we will be able to hold this important NYWLE event. We will, of course, continue to monitor the situation and make additional changes if necessary. Although this new date may seem far away, we are committed to providing other networking and educational opportunities as practical over the course of the year. While details are still being finalized, we look forward to seeing you next year at the 11th Annual NYWLE Conference.
The election results are in for your 2019-2020 Board of Directors.
Congratulations to the following members who were all re-elected for another two-year term:
Lindsey Giles, Onondaga County Sheriff's Office
Joanne Jaffe, New York Police Department (retired)
Cathy Johansen, Peekskill Police Department (retired)
Diana Pizzuti, New York Police Department (retired)
Casey Quinlan, NYS Attorney General's Office
Jennifer Sterling, New York Police Department
Congratulations to the following member who was re-elected for a two-year term, after being away from the board for a couple of terms:
Anne Fitzsimmons, White Plains Police Department - retired
Congratulations to the following members who were newly elected for a two-year term:
Neely Jennings, New York State Police
Barbara Lark, Buffalo Police Department
The NYPD Dragon Boat Team features police officers from the New York City Police Department, as well as several NYWLE members, including NYPD Dragon Boat Team President Brittany Hawkrigg and team Captain Liz Pizaro. NBC News in New York recently featured the team in a video piece, which can be seen by clicking here. NYWLE member Sam Kirrane is also featured in this news piece.
Deputy Chief Mady Bay, University Police, Binghamton, Criminal Justice Chair/Instructor at SUNY Broome Kerry Weber and Investigator Marie Finelli, of SUNY Broome Public Safety, were part of a round table discussion with local high school and college women students and female law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, talking about careers for women and our experiences in our professions.
The 10th Annual NYWLE Conference will take place November 13 through 15, 2019 at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs, NY, where the creation of New York Women in Law Enforcement was announced in 2009. Please join us for valuable training and networking!
Registration is now open! Check out all the conference information under News/Events.