UWLE has been honored to be part of the US State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program. Yesterday, we met with this amazing group of International Leaders to discuss ending gender-based violence. We had a productive conversation about topics that affect all aspects of law enforcement, from our personal lives to the jobs we do and those we encounter while doing our jobs.
We look forward to promoting open conversations to change our world, making it a better place for generations to come.
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Join UWLE members for a Women in Command Seminar, presented October 9-10, 2018. The interactive course is conceived, constructed and taught by successful female law enforcement executives. Training is free for UWLE members. To join UWLE, go to the Home page and fill out the form. Register for the seminar on the Members Only Events page.
Training in Review:
At the beginning of this October, 2018. The Utah Women in Law Enforcement teamed up with Calibre Press for our Quarterly Training. With sponsorship from the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office; the UWLE invited out Chief Deputy Cyndy Velazquez of Lombard Illinois PD. As an instructor with Calibre Press, Cyndy Velazquez led a two day energetic and interactive course titled; Women in Command.
Through her many achievements, education, life and career experiences Cyndy was able to teach officers and civilians from all over Utah about leadership. Both men and women from multiple agencies and in various departments, positions and ranks learned about several aspects, talents and skill sets involving leadership. Among those topics covered were; • Creating an Effective Organizational Climate • Leadership Qualities Unique to Women • Learning from Successful Female Leaders • Leading in a Male Dominated Profession • Supervising other Females • Building your Credibility • Mentoring and Leading by Example • Breaking through the Glass Ceiling and • Self Examination.
In review the Women in Command seminar provided an excellent outlook on Leadership. Cyndy not only had personal experience to share but references and resources for becoming a better Leader within your agency. This would be our second training in conjunction with Calibre Press, the first being ‘Female Enforcers’ which was this spring at POST. Their training programs are excellent and we look forward to working with them in the future.
Local ABC News spotlighted our event. Interviewing Cyndy Velazquez and the Utah Women in Law Enforcement President, Richelle Bradley. They discussed the training and topics which they found relevant to their overall success as effective leaders. To see the news coverage go to https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/female-law-enforcement-leaders-gather-for-women-in-command-/1514192045
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The 48 Hours episode “Don’t Scream” investigates the attempted aggravated murder of Tiffany Mead of Davis County, Utah.
Utah Women in Law Enforcement Member, Captain Jen Daley along with fellow officers, detectives, corrections officers, paramedics and dispatchers at the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, work the case restlessly as they uncover the truth about what really happened that night. When the truth was finally out, they had to work even harder to ensure that Tiffany would stay safe from Ertmann forever.
The episode starts out on July 23, 2013, when Tiffany Mead went to meet her estranged husband Kristopher Ertmann. Thinking that she was going to retrieve a child support check. While at her car, with her baby son Noah in the backseat, Ertmann slit Mead’s throat. He watched her bleed out as he held her against her will. Ertmann eventually let Mead call 911, but only if she told the operator that she did it to herself as an attempted suicide. She arrived to the hospital in critical condition. One of the doctors on duty that night tells 48 Hours, “There’s no way she could have done that to herself, and not that deep.” Mead survived and Ertmann was arrested.
Mead says she met Ertmann online and they got married in 2009. Shortly after that Ertmann, a member of the Army Reserves, was deployed to Iraq. “Once he got to Iraq, that’s when things started to change. He wasn’t the same person I married,” she said.
While in jail, Ertmann continued on his quest to kill his Ex-Wife. He even tried to pay a hit man to kill Mead for $5000. The solicitation was done through a visit. Ertmann told the hit man (who was an undercover police officer) to “have fun.” At his sentencing hearing, Ertmann told the Judge, “I was on those pills and they take away your emotions… If I was in my right mind, I wouldn’t have done those things.”
The Utah Women in Law Enforcement is proud to call Captain Daley one of our own. Jen’s training, experience, compassion and hard work helped save the life and future of this young mother.
Click on the following link to see video from 48 Hours highlighting the work of a UWLE member: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tiffany-mead-kris-ertmann-brutal-throat-slashing-of-utah-mom-takes-investigation-on-an-unexpected-path/
Watch the entire episode at https://www.cbsnews.com/video/dont-scream/
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Recently, UWLE was asked to participate in the International Leadership Program, Women Leaders: Promoting Peace and Security. Several board members sat down to visit with a group of women from the Philippines ranging in leadership roles, such as Chief Executive Officer, Education and Administration, and Mayor. UWLE learned about the process of how individuals become officers, jail conditions in the Philippines, and special programs to assist women and children that may have been abused, attacked, or homeless. The UWLE board members described the leadership structure of law enforcement, as well as, the difference between a Sheriff and Mayor and their impact on the communities and their officers. UWLE also explained various state laws, juvenile and adults. UWLE board members were enlightened and honored to have the experience to talk with this amazing group of women and wish them the best of luck in their careers.
“When women support each other, incredible things happen.” -Anonymous