Office of the District Attorney to host 2019 MAAWLE conference!

May 1, 2018

The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAAWLE) conference in April of 2019!

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAAWLE) is a professional organization comprised of law enforcement officers and other individuals promoting women in law enforcement and working or residing within the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Each year MAAWLE holds a training conference which travels throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. In 2018 the conference was held in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and in 2017, the conference was held in Chesapeake, Virginia. In previous years the conference has been held in Fairfax, Virginia; Ocean City, Maryland; Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; Dover, Delaware; and Annapolis, Maryland.

In attendance at the annual conference will be over 200 female police officers from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region who will receive extensive training, including hands on tactical training, to better themselves and empower each other throughout their careers. The conference gives an opportunity for female officers to network with other female officers within the region. In addition to training, the conference holds an award luncheon for attendees. Officers are nominated by their command staff for awards pertaining to valor, leadership and lifetime achievement. The organization also has an award known as the Jessica Cheney Spirit award, which is given to a rookie police officer and is in memory of Trooper Jessica Cheney who was killed in the line of duty in Virginia in 1998.

This year’s conference committee is led by Detective Kim Lippincott and Detective Wendy Bentzoni Serfass, both detectives with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office. Assisting them are prosecutors from the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, female officers from the Stroud Area Regional Police Department, the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department and Monroe County Probation and Parole. Other female officers from outside of Monroe county are also on the committee, including officers from the Abington Township Police Department in Montgomery County and Montgomery County Probation and Parole, as well as the New York/New Jersey Port Authority Police.

The 2019 conference committee would like to welcome any and all female officers in our area to attend the conference in April of 2019 in Monroe County.

The 2019 conference committee is currently accepting donations to fund the conference. If you or your organization would like to donate money to this cause please contact Detective Kim Lippincott by email at

The exact date, time, and location will be announced as we get closer to April 2019.

For more information on the Mid Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement visit

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