More than three dozen female police officials from Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay participated in a recent five-day program hosted by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).
The Women in Law Enforcement Leadership Training Program focused on topics such as work-life balance, leadership and communication skills, as well as professional development tools for the 38 female law enforcement leaders, according to a Department of Homeland Security blog post.
“I have had the honor to be able to take part in several of the training programs and saw firsthand how much the participants value our efforts,” Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Director Connie Patrick wrote in the blog post. “The heartfelt enthusiasm and motivation of these women at the end of each training session truly shows the value of the program, and I look forward to the next session in Budapest later this year.”
To date, more than 200 women from 25 countries have participated in the program.
“The wide spectrum of individuals we are reaching makes me confident that we are making a difference in advancing the rights of women across the globe and developing future leaders [who] will strengthen international security,” Patrick wrote.