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2018 International Association of Women Police International Scholarship Recipient Selected

June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018: Chair Cindy Shain and members of the IAWP International Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the recipient of the 2018 IAWP International Scholarship, Chief Superintendent Kerry Smith, from the Leicestershire Police in the United Kingdom.  She will attend the 56th Annual Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on August 26-30, 2018. 

Chief Superintendent Smith has 25 years policing service.  During that time she has worked in two Forces and held a variety of roles including response, neighborhoods, control room, intelligence, partnerships and specialist operations. She works within Leicestershire Police and currently leads a three Force specialist operations collaboration.

Read more: 2018 International Scholarship and Recognition Award Recipient (http://iawp.org)

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