The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Women's Leadership Conference

Former Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole identified leadership development training as one of her top priorities. The goals of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) Women's Leadership Training Program were to provide all future leaders in the SPD, from the rank of sergeant on up with tailored training opportunities.

The Seattle Police Foundation is proud of the work that Seattle police officers and staff do every day to help make our community a safer place. The Foundation is continually seeking ways to make the Seattle Police Department a world class department. In order to help the SPD work towards an important goal of ensuring female officers are more represented in the department, as well as in leadership positions within the department, SPF applied for, and received, funding from Motorola Solutions Foundation in July of 2014 to bring the Women's Leadership Institute to Seattle.

The IACP/Women's Leadership Institute Program was brought to Seattle in May 2015. Seattle Police Employees were able to attend, and gain valuable knowledge of ethical leadership, effective communication and counseling, understanding stakeholders, leadership and wellness, personal financial management and thoughtful strategic career planning. This aligned with department's goal of providing support for leadership development for women in law enforcement, and specifically for those working for Seattle Police Department.