Women’s Leadership Program

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We understand that women face unique challenges in their careers, but we also recognize the unparalleled value and perspective they bring to the table.

Join us in this remarkable journey of empowerment and growth. Together, we can foster a more inclusive, diverse, and successful law enforcement community.

  • Women's Leadership Program strives for excellence through training and coaching with the desire to achieve career and personal success. 
  • We develop strong relationships with female officers inside and outside the department.
  • We continue to develop leaders and motivate them in obtaining both formal and informal leadership roles. 
  • We train continually to advance ourselves in many areas of our profession. 
  • The WLP dedicates time to the most important aspects of recruiting, retaining, and representing the department.
  • Our program networks with agencies that are striving to develop strong, female law enforcement officers.
  • Women face unique challenges in their careers but also add unique value and perspective.  They shatter groupthink, improve communication dynamics, and reinvigorate workplaces in ways that make them more competitive. 

Tips for the physical fitness test:

  • The best way to train is to start with exercises that increase your cardiovascular fitness.
    • Steady running (warm up 5 mins, followed by 15-20 mins of running at a steady pace, then a cooldown).
    • Interval training (warm up 5 mins, 30 secs hard sprint + 30 secs walking x 10, cool down). Interval training simulates what your body will go through in the test.
  • Don’t start training the week before the test! To make sure you’ve got the endurance needed, we’d recommend training up to six weeks before the test. 
  • If you’ve not exercised regularly in the past, always seek medical advice before starting a fitness training regime. Then remember to start slowly and build up the length and intensity of your training sessions.
  • Always warm up and stretch before exercising. And don’t forget to cool down properly.
  • Build in some toning and strengthening exercises to the end of your runs too, like some press-ups and crunches. They’ll help increase your overall fitness.
  • Don't forget to keep your fluid levels up as you train.