Lieutenant June Murphy, Founding Member of MAWLE, has passed away.


In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to : MAWLE Scholarship Fund

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Spirit of MAWLE Award Ceremony 2017

Spirit of MAWLE Award Ceremony Mark your calendars! Our annual Spirit of MAWLE Award Ceremony will be held on:   Thursday, May 25, 20175:00 to 9:00 PMStonehill CollegeEaston, MA    Nominations Nominations for this award are...

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RWU Senior Project - Current Culture for Women in Law Enforcement

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Police Officer Entrance Exam 2017
White House Project - 21st Century Policing

White House Project - 21st Century Policing Hosted by:Chief Kenneth BerkowitzCanton Police DepartmentCanton, MA  Chief Berkowitz has extended a generous offer of reserving seats to this event for MAWLE members.    The deadline...

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Veteran's Day 2016
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MAWLE's Holiday Social

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Massachusetts Police Association Convention

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Prayers for Officer Cintolo and Morris on their Road to Recovery
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"Home for Christmas" With Pauline Wells
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MAWLE's 13th Annual Conference

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Only a few days away!
In this post:

Pettit Atrium in the Shields Science Center

Conference Charity
Cops for Kids with Cancer

Conference Bag

Raffle Prizes



Please click on link below for further information on the conference:   

13th Annual Conference Post

Conference Agenda & Speakers  

Networking Event
With Maureen Hancock 

New Resource Manual
"Recruiting and Mentoring Women in Law Enforcement" 

Congratulations to Scholarship Recipient

Thank You to MAWLE's Sponsors



Stonehill College
Pettit Atrium
In the 
Shields Science Center 

Stonehill College - Directions



 Cops for Kids  

Conference Charity

Cops for Kids with Cancer

Cops for Kids with Cancer 


MAWLE partners with a charity each year at our annual conference.  This year we have partnered with Cops for Kids with Cancer.

 Please take the time to drop by their table in the Vendor Area. 
A portion of this year's raffle proceeds will benefit this charity.  

"This charity began as a golf rivalry between Captain Dow’s Boston Police team and members of Ireland’s Garda Siochana, led by Detective Pat Hanlon.  That small group determined that the event should raise funds to be donated to a local hospital, specifically to help children with cancer. Here we are, over a decade later, carrying on their wonderful mission.

For several years, we only made donations to the children’s oncology units at Mass. General Hospital and the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.  The donation was specifically earmarked for items or activities that would make an extended hospital stay a little less daunting.  Although we still continue those donations, in 2008 the Board of Directors established a process to get sorely needed funds to individual families caught in the web of pediatric cancer.  In addition to the crushing emotional toll taken, there is a financial domino effect in having a child diagnosed with cancer.  Most often, one parent must leave a job.  Some treatments are not fully covered by insurance.  It’s expensive to come to the city every day to be with your child – gas costs, parking fees and meals can sometimes add as much as $100 a week to a budget already cut in half.  Families, once solvent, now find themselves on the financial brink.

WE CAN ALL HELP. Our donations have, for example, saved a family from eviction, helped pay down overwhelming bills and paid to repair the only vehicle used to travel back and forth to the hospital. The situations are heartbreaking and all too real.  In the last 4 years, including the hospital donations, we have given to over 280 families in need, totaling  more than$1,400,000.00 in and around New England.   That’s a lot of fundraising for a small charity, and the more the word gets out, the more requests we get.  We are always grateful for your support, either by donation or by participating in a fundraising event.  Please support Cops for Kids with Cancer so we never have to deny a struggling family a helping hand".



Conference "Goody Bag"

 Some of what you will see inside! 

Conference Program Book
Printing donated by Essex County Sheriff's Department 

MAWLE Sport Tanktop
Donated by Sheriff Joseph McDonald
Plymouth County Sheriff's Department

MAWLE's New Resource Manual
"Recruiting and Mentoring Women in Law Enforcement"
Printing donated by Essex County Sheriff's Department 

MAWLE Bracelet
Created and donated by Triple Decker Designs


  Great raffle prizes awaiting you!

AAA Police Supply


Bank of England Mortgage
32" Toshiba TV 

Bayside Resort
2 night stay for 2 (off season) 

Gift Cards 

Boston Red Sox
Autographed Joe Kelly Photo 

Bottles of Wine

Breast Cancer Awareness Basket 

Dunkin Donuts
2 Gift Bags

Hyatt Braintree
Overnight Stay

2016 Law Books

Life is Good

Maggie Connolly
2 Handmade Sport-theme Blankets 

Municipal Police Institute
Free seat at MPI's New Course
"Women in Law Enforcement" 

New England Patriots
Autographed Rob Gronkowski Photo  

Roche Bros
Gift Cards

Sheraton Needham
Overnight stay for 2 w/breakfast 

Tami Hoag
Book "The Bitter Season" 

Trippi's Uniform
Temperature Spotlight 

Gift Card



MassCOP Convention

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Stop By and  Visit MAWLE'S Table
at the 
MassCOP Convention!
37th Annual MassCOP Convention
September 14 - 16, 2016
Hyannis Resort and Conference Center
Hyannis, MA
If you are attending the MassCOP convention that is being held at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center on September 14-16, 2016, don't forget to drop by and visit the MAWLE table in the vendor area.  We will be there promoting our organization and advertising our upcoming conference. 


If you have a few minutes to spare, help us man the table for short period of time.  If you are short on time, simply drop by and say hello.  We would love to see you!
Our President, Deidre Noyes, will be there on Thursday morning, Sept. 15th, with our MAWLE Intern, and our Vice President, Melissa Alden, will be there on Friday morning, Sept. 16th.

13th Annual Conference



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Registration Is Now Closed

If you have any registrations questions,
please contact:

MAWLE Treasurer, Marie Cleary 



  MAWLE's Annual Conference 

"Survival and Resilience"

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
7:30 am to 3:30 pm

(Registration 7:30 - 8:30 am)

Stonehill College
Pettit Atrium
Easton, MA

Keynote Speaker

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito

Session I
"Turn Around"

Peter DiMarzio
Peter DiMarzio
Victim Assistance Specialist

Session II
"A Dual Perspective" 
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Trooper Sayeh Rivazfar
New York State Police  

Session III
"Safe and Sound -
Lessons Learned from Sandy Hook"  

 Michele Gay
Michele Gay

Networking Event 
"Postcards from Heaven" 
Special Guest
Maureen Hancock

Maureen Hancock

 Immediately following the conclusion of the conference.


Conference Fees & Registration:

MAWLE Member     $50.00

Non-member           $75.00

Student                    $25.00



Registration is now closed.

If you have any questions on registration, please contact MAWLE Treasurer Marie Cleary at:


New resource manual!


"Recruiting and Mentoring Women in Law Enforcement"

Available at the conference - please be sure to pick up a copy.



2016 Scholarship Recipient

Dakota Dragon 

Johnson and Wales

 Dakota will be attending this year's conference.  Please take the time to congratulate her as our 2016 MAWLE Scholarship recipient and as she starts her college career in Criminal Justice at Johnson and Wales.




Thank you to our MAWLE Sponsors!

We want to thank our generous sponsors who helped to make this year's conference a success.  

And those that purchased a vendor table, placed an ad and/or donated a raffle item whose support we truly appreciate.   



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AAA Police Supply


Bank of England Mortgage


Bayside Resort - Yarmouth


Ben's Uniform



Boston Red Sox 


Brookline Police Union


Brookmeadow Country Club


DK Watson Management


Dunkin Donuts

Essex County Sheriff's Department


Harwich Police Department

Hyatt Braintree


International Association of Women Police (IAWP) - Region 1 


 Irish American Police Officers Association of Massachusetts (IAPOA)


Kaplansky Insurance 




Life is Good




Maggie Connolly








Rodman Ford

Sandulli Grace, P.C.


Sheraton Needham Hotel


Sheriff Joseph McDonald - Plymouth County


Stonehill College Events and Catering 


Stonehill College Public Safety Department


STS Consulting - Tactical EMS


Trippi's Uniforms


Triple Decker Designs



Wells Fargo




Woodland Partners 



Become a Sponsor:

MAWLE Sponsorship Information


An Examination of the Women in Law Enforcement

What Makes Policewomen So Rare?

- Amalia Crawford, Endicott College

Amalia Crawford is a 2016 graduate of Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts.  This past semester she conducted her senior thesis on "What is it that makes policewomen so rare?" She solicited input from various women in law enforcement throughout Massachusetts with the use of an online survey.  The purpose of the survey was to help understand a police woman's experience as well as to identify the ways to recruit and retain more women in law enforcement.  The survey focused on the reasons why women chose law enforcement as a career and their opinions of women in policing. 

The attached links is her final paper and her power point presentation that she was invited to present at the New England Association of Criminal Justice Science Conference in Rhode Island in June 2016. 


Thesis Poster

Power Point Presentation


Our Thoughts and Prayers for Dallas and Baton Rouge

 Our thoughts and prayers with the 
Baton Rouge law enforcement community and the families of the fallen officers.

End of Watch:
July 17, 2016

Officer Montrell Jackson

Officer Montrell Jackson

Officer Brad Garafola

Officer Brad Garafola

Deputy Matthew Gerald

Deputy Matthew Gerald


Dallas Police Department


Brent Thompson
Patrick Zamarripa
Michael Krol
Lorne Ahrens
Michael Smith 

End of Watch
July 7, 2016

May They Rest in Peace

Our thoughts and prayers for their families
and departments.


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