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  • April 15, 2015 12:44 PM | Anonymous

    April 6, 2015.  WIFLE is named one of the top scholarships for women and girls in 2015-2016.  The Milwaukee Community Journal, National News, named WIFLE's Scholarship Program among the top 15 for women and girls in 2015-2016.  WIFLE is the only one cited in the law enforcement field.  View the entire list at http://communityjournal.net/top-15-little-known-scholarships-for-women-and-girls-in-20152016/.


  • April 15, 2015 6:08 AM | Anonymous

    Whittier Police Department- California

    The Whittier Police Department is actively recruiting women officers and officer trainees. Current openings for lateral (CA POST) and entry level. Please visit:

     

    http://www.cityofwhittier.org/depts/police/career/default.asp


     
  • April 01, 2015 5:13 PM | Anonymous

    NIJ and BJA Launch PoliceArmor.org


    The National Institute of Justice has decimated information on body armor.  Within this feature is a Female Body Armor Survey.
    If you go to Read more about Police Armor here then select Female Body Armor Survey it will bring you to a survey asking you specific questions about your issued body armor. Body Armor that fits is one of the biggest issues for women in law enforcement. Please share this survey with other women in your office.

    Below is from the National Institute of Justice: Research, Development, Evaluation
    New Resource on Body Armor
    Law enforcement and corrections officers have a new resource for determining how to purchase high-quality, life-saving equipment. PoliceArmor.org features news and information on body armor that meets the standards set forth by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Provided by the people who write the standards, test the products and promote officer safety; PoliceArmor.org is a one-stop resource for body armor information.

    NIJ and the Bureau of Justice Assistance have teamed up to offer information on how to select, purchase, wear, and care for body armor. PoliceArmor.org, hosted by NIJ’s National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, highlights the NIJ Compliance Testing Program and the Bulletproof Vest Partnership funding guidelines. It also includes accounts of officers’ survival of potentially deadly assaults, and features for chiefs and executives. 

    Read more about Police Armor here.


  • March 31, 2015 6:41 AM | Anonymous

    Join us for a FREE webinar entitled "Cyber Forensics" on April 6, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (EST).

    Register for the event now:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-cyber-forensics-tickets-16298897441


    Read the PDF Announcement, http://www.wifle.org/announcements/pdf/CyberSecurity_April62015.pdf


    post cap 3/31/15

  • February 12, 2015 3:01 PM | Anonymous

    Please use the link below to read.


    February 12, 2015

    From Catherine Sanz, President WIFLE Foundation, Inc.


    I want to thank Dr. Helen Yu, WIFLE Board Member for conducting this extensive research and presenting her findings which can only serve to assist agencies in the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in federal law enforcement; the core mission of WIFLE.


    ...Use THIS LINK to read:

    An Examination of Eight Factors Influencing Women's Retention in Federal Law Enforcement



  • February 11, 2015 12:24 PM | Anonymous
    Colleagues:
    To further strengthen the FEMA regional offices, each region will soon be led by 2 members of the Senior Executive Service (SES). FEMA is currently recruiting for 8 SES Deputy Regional Administrators, including Boston. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/393932000. This announcement closes March 6.  Please assist with recruiting with a goal of a strong and diverse group of Deputy Regional Administrators.
    Questions should be directed to the POC on the announcement and not the FEB office.
     
    Kim Ainsworth, Executive Director
    Greater Boston Federal Executive Board
  • February 05, 2015 2:36 PM | Anonymous

    Read the file for details and application information.

    HighwayAccidentInvestigator_NTSB_USA.docx

  • February 01, 2015 1:35 PM | Anonymous
    January 30, 2015

    Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    Position Title: Sr. Commander Law Enforcement
    Position Type: Police
    Closing Date: 2/28/2015
    Job Description

    Job Summary:
    Oversees the protection of the Bank's employees, property and valuable assets.  Exercises judgement and makes decisions independently, without referring to higher levels of authority.  Reports to the Law Enforcement Department Officer and serves as the second in command of the Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officers (FRLEOs), a police force of approximately 60 officers who are commissioned police officers with Federal arrest authority.  This position requires that the person become a designated and sworn Federal Law Enforcement Officer.
     
    Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 
    Training Program: 
    Oversees the FRLEO training program and the training staff.  FRLEO training requirements call for a six week Basic Law Enforcement Course (BLEC) and all FRLEOs are required to partake in approximately 32 hours on annual in-service training.  The Basic Law Enforcement Course (BLEC) is a Federal Law Enforcement Academy certified program.  The training program includes basic and in-service training matters.  FRLEO training includes use of deadly force training, firearms training, and extensive legal training.  Training instructors are all certified in their respective areas of instruction.

    Security Technology:
    Oversees department security technology systems, screening technology, security alarms, and physical access control and video surveillance systems.  The department manages screening equipment including x-ray screening systems, and trace explosive detection equipment.  The department operates the access control system for the district.  The department manages all video surveillance systems in the Bank.
    Oversees the physical security penetration testing program and conducts internal investigations as needed.
     
    Law Enforcement Operations:
    Develops and maintains emergency action plans for the deployment of FRLEO's in critical life threatening situations and business continuity plans for the department.
    Oversee's departments Executive Protection Program which includes security advance planning, special event site security and the protection of senior Bank and Board of Governors personnel.
    Establishes and maintains working relationships with Federal, State and local law enforcement partners.  This includes the Philadelphia Police Department, local joint terror task forces, U.S. Attorney's Office and U.S. Government intelligent agencies (the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security).  Meets regularly with liaisons and attends periodic meetings of anti-crime council.
    Oversees law enforcement and security intelligence matters, includes collection, analysis and assessment and distribution.
     
    Department Support and Administration:
    Oversees auto fleet operations.  Manages all aspects of the maintenance and operation of the Banks fleet of motor vehicles, which includes about 16 cars and trucks.
    Manages department administrative matters which includes budgets, departmental desk audits, records management and business continuity plans.  Assists with preparation of annual budget and administering security officers' training programs.
    Writes performance plans and performance reviews of selected staff.
    Manages salary planning for all of the FRLEO staff.
    Conducts periodic inspections and takes appropriate action as required.
    Trains employees in safe job practices and required reporting procedures for all accidents involving personal injuries.
    Reports unsafe conditions and work-related injuries to the Safety Division.
    Actively involved in the accomplishment of departmental and/or Bank-wide quality initiatives.
    Fulfills job duties and responsibilities in conformance with sound safety practices.
    Performs other duties as assigned
     

    Additional Information

    Sr. Commander Law Enforcement Police Department - Federal Reserve Bank
    Job Number:  239716
    Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
    Status:  Full-time/Exempt
    Job Type:Experienced
    Travel:  Yes, 5 % of the Time
    Shift: Day Job

    To apply:  All applicants must submit their resume and cover letter on-line to www.philadelphiafed.org .  No phone calls please.   

    Job Requirements
    • Age 21
    • Education Bachelor's Degree
    • Experience 10
    • Additional Requirement :

    Education and Experience:
    Bachelor of Science Degree preferred.
    Minimum of 10 years of experience as a law enforcement professional, with a minimum of 4 years as a supervisor or commander of sworn law enforcement officers.
     
    Knowledge and Skills:
    Must complete required Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officer training, including firearms qualification.  Twice per year, the individual must obtain a score of 80% or higher on the course on fire for all types of weapons in the department's arsenal (shotgun, handgun, rifle and sub-gun),
    Demonstrated skills in managing or supervising sworn law enforcement officers.
    Extensive knowledge of security programs, police training and police procedures, including use of firearms.
    Working knowledge of personal computers.
    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
     
    Other Requirements:
    Valid motor vehicle operator's license.
    Must be able to pass background for Top Secret U.S. Government security clearance.
    Ability to travel long distances to visually inspect, tour and evaluate security situations.  Requires attendance of Federal Reserve System law enforcement meetings at the various Reserve Banks across the U.S.  The percentage of travel is less than 10%.
    Must pass written Constitutional Law Class which grants arrest Powers under U.S. Patriots Act.
     
    Physical Requirements:
    Must pass minimum physical fitness requirements during yearly scheduled physical.
    Ability to walk, climb ladders, ramps or stairs in order to conduct inpections or assist in emergencies.
    Ability to push wheelchair, handcart or dollies.
    Ability to bend and lift, including the ability to assist or personally lift a human being in the event of an emergency.
     
    An applicant for employment must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. National.

    Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $80500.   annual

    Contact Information

    Stephanie Jung
    stephanie.jung@phil.frb.org
    Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
    10 Independence Mall
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
    ph: (215)574-6102
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