Wisconsin Association of Women Police


An organization of women and men committed
to furthering the advancements of women in law enforcement.

The Wisconsin Association of Women Police (WAWP) is a professional organization created by women in the law enforcement profession. As a professional organization, this Association is governed by a set of by-laws and is managed by a Board of Directors, representative of all sections of the State of Wisconsin. The organization strives to enhance the professional image and recognition of women in law enforcement and related work.

2007 Spring Training Conference
Monday and Tuesday, February 19-20, 2007
Stoney Creek Inn, 3060 South Kinney Coulee Rd., Onalaska, WI 54650

Topics to be presented that are being considered … Continue reading

WPPA Service Awards



Please write a short essay on why your nominee should be considered for a 2012 WPPA Service Award. This essay should be composed specifically for consideration of a WPPA Service Award on a separate sheet of paper. Remember to be as specific as possible with references to dates, events, etc. In addition, you will need to complete the following form and attach it to your essay. We encourage you to send additional information in support of your nominee such as: newspaper articles, police reports and video tapes or any other information that will aid our committee in their decision making process. Please send your submission(s) by January 5, 2013 to: WPPA, 660 John Nolen Dr., Suite 300, … Continue reading

False Forms And Fictitious Obligations Lead To Criminal Convictions

By Special Agent Janet Oakes
Public Information Officer
IRS Criminal Investigation
St. Paul Field Office

Financial fraud schemes come in many forms and can show up in unlikely places. One common thread is the intent to deceive, most often at the expense of others who are innocent and unsuspecting. IRS Criminal Investigation has seen the resurgence of a financial fraud scheme that involves filing false Forms 8300 with the IRS for large fictitious cash transactions. The intent of the fraud is to harass the innocent parties, often in positions of authority, named on these false documents.

Currency Reports and Forms 8300

Under the authority of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Treasury enacted regulations imposing currency reporting … Continue reading

Convention 2006 Highlights


The WPPA held its 74th Annual Convention at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells on May 20-22, 2006. Over 200 members representing 54 local associations gathered to adopt resolutions on state legislation, discuss the legal rights of law enforcement officers, and hear from prominent speakers on law enforcement issues.

The theme of Convention 2006 was “WPPA’s Response to Critical Incidents.” Dr. Alexis Artwohl, an internationally recognized law enforcement psychologist responsible for primary research on psychological aspects of lethal force encounters, conducted six hours of training on critical incident investigations. Dr. Artwohl provides training and consultations across the USA and Canada, and is the co-author of the acclaimed book, Deadly Force Encounters.

On Sunday, May 21, … Continue reading