The opening ceremony for the 41st annual International Association of Women Police (IAWP) conference will take place on Sunday, August 31, in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 5 Embarcadero Center, from 9:00-11:00 A.M. The conference runs through
Friday, September 5 at the hotel. As many as 600 participants are expected to attend.
Prior to the opening ceremony, there will be a march starting in Justin Hermann Plaza beginning at 8:00 A.M. and proceeding on streets in the vicinity of the hotel. The marchers will be comprised of the conference participants, officers in dress uniforms, from all over the world. Officers of the SFPD will lead the march, followed by United States delegates and then by participants from each country, headed by an officer bearing the respective country’s flag.
This is the first time that the San Francisco Police Department will be hosting the IAWP, which was organized in 1915 and which has been conducting conferences for the past forty years.
For more information, please contact:
Sergeant Lynette Hogue
Officer Robin Matthews