Serving Women Police officers in Connecticut since 1958. Promoting women in law enforcement as an open forum for law enforcement officers from all across Connecticut.

CAWP's Mission Statement

  • to foster public recognition and understanding of the special place of women in law enforcement;
  • to encourage women to enter and remain in the field of law enforcement;
  • to develop professional and personal relationships, toward the goal of facilitating exchange of knowledge;
  • to provide training and information valuable to women police officers;
  • to contribute to the growth of the agencies represented, and to the betterment of the communities served;
  • to achieve compliance with strict ethical standards of conduct and professionalism.

This association is committed to non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Promoting Connecticut Women in Law Enforcement

The association was established in 1958 to promote the role of women in law enforcement. Our goals include: fostering public recognition and understanding of the special place of women in law enforcement, to encourage women to enter and remain in the field of law enforcement, to develop professional and personal relationships, toward the goal of facilitating exchange of knowledge, to provide training and information valuable to police officers, to contribute to the growth of the agencies represented and to the betterment of the communities served and to achieve compliance with the strict ethical standards of conduct and professionalism. The Connecticut Association of Women Police is an affiliate member of the International Association of Women Police.

You can join CAWP and pay online here.

Connecticut Association of Women Police is all about Service

  • CAWP meets formally twice a year for a business meeting;
  • CAWP provides additional training opportunities that are free to its members.
  • CAWP participates in different events and conducts informal social events;
  • CAWP has gone GREEN and generates frequent emails to its membership that serves as an interactive forum for members, advising members of training, events, the association's events, meeting minutes, updates on women in law enforcement, updates on training programs, job opportunities, retirements, social events, fundraisers and the law enforcement field in general;
  • CAWP conducts fundraisers that allows the association to award scholarships to students entering college in a law enforcement program;
  • CAWP provides membership contacts to all members as an added law enforcement resource;
  • CAWP rewards female law enforcement officers from all over the state, every year for their outstanding efforts in different areas of law enforcement, see Awards
  • CAWP provides a support network to female officers in need;
  • CAWP provides donations to sister organizations as well as other needy causes.