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


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Pregnancy and Maternity Leave in Law Enforcement





Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

North Shore Mall Conference Room
Peabody, MA

Documents from Meeting

Please see below for some documents that were shared at our recent meeting on pregnancy and maternity leave in law enforcement.  If you have documents on this subject that you want to share with us, please send to:


MotherWoman APHA Policy Poster_FINAL

Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA

MA PWFA Fact Sheet

PWFA Leg Sponsors

Lactation Discrimination


Join us as Attorney Marisa Campagna and her colleagues from
the Law Office of Marisa Campagna
address the topic of pregnancy and maternity leave among law enforcement personnel in Massachusetts


Lt. Sheila McDaid
Peabody Police Department


 Please send e-mail with your name, department and phone number by:
November 4, 2015

Thank you - Sponsors and Supporters of the 12th Annual Conference

MAWLE would like to thank

our sponsors and supporters of

the 12th Annual Conference.

Please visit the vendor tables while at the conference.

Babson College

Massachusetts Coalition of Police

Massachusetts Correctional Industries

Norfolk County Sheriff's Office

Wellesley Police Department

24 Trauma


Body Armor Outlet

Brookline Police Association

Cape Cod Irish Village

Essex County Sheriff's Department


Lyndigo Spice

National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives

STS Consulting

Wellesley Nails and Spa

Wellesley Police Dispatcher Association

 Wellesley Police Patolman's Union




Elections & Annual Business Meeting

Annual Business Meeting


Babson College
Wellesley, MA

Thursday, October 8, 2015
3:30 - 4:00 pm 

Immediately Following the Conclusion of our Annual Conference

Will include: 

(1) A recap of 2015

(2) Gather thoughts and ideas for 2016

(3) Seek members to serve on our committees/upcoming projects

(4) Elections 


Conference 2016
Organizational Structure
Social & Professional Development
Social Media and Website
Spirit of MAWLE Award Ceremony 2016


Vice President



Deidre Noyes
Dept. of Criminal Justice Information Services 

Vice President

Melissa Alden
Yarmouth Police Department


Norma Marquez
Dept. of Criminal Justice Information Services 


No nominees at this time 


Ballots are being mailed to Active members with dues current.

 Mailing Ballot

If you are mailing your ballot in, it must be received at the MAWLE business address no later than October 2, 2015.  

Bringing Ballot to Conference/Annual Business Meeting

If you are bringing your ballot to the Annual Conference/Annual Business Meeting, please check in with the Election Committee.  Once they have confirmed your name on our Active member list, they will then instruct you to place your ballot in the Election Box. 

If You Do Not Receive a Ballot in the Mail

If you have not received a ballot and your membership is a current Active member, please check in with the Election Committee during the Conference.  They will confirm your membership status and give you a ballot.  An ID is required to pick up a ballot at the conference.  A member of the Election Committee will be located at the Membership Table during the Conference. 




Any questions on Elections please contact

MAWLE 12th Annual Conference


MAWLE 12th Annual Conference


Babson College
Wellesley, MA 

 Thursday, October 8, 2015
7:30 am to 3:30 pm
(Registration 7:30 to 8:30 am)



Chief Terrence Cunningham
Wellesley Police Department

Dr. Kerry Healey
Babson College President 


Chief Terrence Cunningham
Wellesley Police Department

Dr. Kerry Healey
Babson College President

Sheriff Michael G. Bellotti
Norfolk County Sheriff Office



Maura Healey
Massachusetts Attorney General

Chief Mary Butler
Salem Police Department




The State of Policing: Bias and Legitimacy


Sheriff Frank Cousins
Essex County Sheriff Department



Commissioner William Evans
Boston Police Department


Chief Brian Kyes
Chelsea Police Department

Commissioner John Barbieri
Springfield Police Department

Chief Mary Butler
Salem Police Department




Human Trafficking

 Moderator: Lt. Mary McCauley – Mass. State Police
Det. Sgt. Donna Gavin – Boston Police Department
Det. Julie McDonnell – Brookline Police Department


 Recruiting, Retaining and Promoting Women in Law Enforcement

Moderator: Captain Clapprood – Springfield Police Department
Supt. Yolanda Smith – Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department
Kathleen Dennehy, Former Commissioner – Massachusetts Dept. of Correction
Deputy Chief Helena Rafferty – Canton Police Dept.
Massachusetts Parole Board Tina Hurley
Sgt. Marisol Nobrega – Lowell Police Dept.
PO Jesse Gomez – Wellesley College Police Dept.


 Law Enforcement Challenges in Dealing with the Mentally Ill

 Moderator: Supt. Lisa Holmes – Boston Police Dept.
Deputy Supt. Denise McDonough – Mass. Dept. of Correction
Regional Administrator Mitzi Peterson – Mass. Dept. of Correction
Officer Nancy Cellucci – Boston Police Dept.



  Opioid Epidemic
 Moderator: Asst. Supt. Mary Kelley - Norfolk County Sheriff Office
President/CEO John McGahan – Gavin Foundation
Lt. Patrick Glynn – Quincy Police Dept.
Dr. Sophia Dyer – Medical Director, City of Boston

  Stress Reduction for Women in Law Enforcement
 Professor Edward LeClair (ret)
Salem State University

   Suicide Prevention

 Moderator: Sgt. Brian Fleming (ret) – Boston Police Dept.
Bryanna Mullen – Co-Founder “On Guard Initiative”
Director Mark Cherubim – Employee Assistance, Mass. Dept. of Correction
Sgt. Nissa LeClerc – Employee Assistance, Mass. Dept. of Correction



MAWLE Annual Business Meeting & Elections


  Conference Social

Mets Bar
Legacy Place
Dedham, MA

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Conference Registration

Registration is CLOSING.  

Due to overhelming number of reponses,

conference registration will be closed at


Thursday, October 1, 2015.




Kim O'Hara Prentice - Conference Chairperson


Spirit of MAWLE 2015


Spirit of MAWLE Award Ceremony

Date & Time
Thursday, June 18, 2015
5:00 to 9:00 PM
(Ceremony starting at 6:00 PM) 

Hellenic College
Maliotis Center
50 Goddard Avenue

Brookline, MA

Hosted by
Chief Daniel O'Leary
Brookline Police Department

Guest Speaker
Superintendent Lisa Holmes
Boston Police Department 

The Spirit of MAWLE Award is given in the areas of:

Community Service
Excellence in Performance
*Civilian Achievement    

*Civilain Achievement is a new category this year and it has opened this Award Ceremony to so many more women in law enforcement.

President's Award
This will be the first year that we have awarded the President's Award. It is being given to a woman who encompasses several of the Spirit of MAWLE Award criteria. 

Please Join us!

Join us as we celebrate the achievements of women in law enforcement. The Award Ceremony will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, with the ceremony starting at 6:00 PM.  We look forward to your attendance at the Award Ceremony on June 18, 2015. 

Kindly RSVP your attendance, by June 14th, to:

Award Recipients


Deputy Superintendent Christine Elow
Cambridge Police Department

Special Agent in Charge Lisa Quinn
United States Secret Service

Officer Alysia Russo
Tewksbury Police Department 

Community Service
Deputy Superintendent Nora Baston
Boston Police Department

Officer Kelley Tobyne
Wakefield Police Department

Officer Shana Cottone
Boston Police Department 

Excellence in Performance
Officer Sarah Lyden
Norwood Police Department 

Civilian Achievement
Intelligience Analyst Robin Smith
Lowell Police Department 

President's Award
Clare Schroeder
Massachusetts Coalition of Police
Waltham Police Department (retired) 

 Special Recognition Recipients

Officer Nora Carroll
MBTA Transit Police

Officer Kelly Chuilli
Bridgewater Police Department

Officer Alisha Crosby
Marion Police Department

Sergeant Darlene DeCaire
Massachusetts State Police

Detective Lieutenant Debra DeRise
Massachusetts State Police

Detective Karen Evans-Witts
Lowell Police Department

Dispatcher Nicole Janey
Boston Police Department

Dispatcher Jenna Kelley
Boston Police Department

Detective Julie McDonnell
Brookline Police Department

Officer Kimberly O'Keefe
Tewksbury Police Department

Dispatcher Karen Poisson
Tewksbury Police Department

Officer Antonetta Ramsay
Boston Police Department

Jennifer Waczkowski
Wakefield Police Department 

Trooper Amy Waterman
Massachusetts State Police

Officer Jennie Welch
Tewksbury Police Department 




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