Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement’s name, constitution and by-laws were developed by the founding members in 1998


The AWLE logo was selected after a campaign was launched to have AWLE participants design and submit a logo for consideration and adoption. The logo represents the organization and the four Atlantic Provinces in which its members serve, was introduced, and adopted at the 2002 conference. This fall conference was held in Fredericton, NB. The logo was created by Jan Smith of the Fredericton Police Force. AWLE has the copyright for the logo and “Notebook”.


The AWLE website was launched in 2002 under the leadership of then Vice-President Chris MacNaughton (Past President 2004-2007).


In 2003, AWLE joined the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) as an affiliate. In 2012, AWLE co-hosted the IAWP conference along with the RCMP “B’ Division and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, in St. John’s, Newfoundland.