DJJ BOARD NEWS: ANGIE HOLT ELECTED TO TOP LEADERSHIP OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN POLICE
Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner L. Gale Buckner is proud to announce that DJJ Board Member Angie Holt has been elected Chair of the Board of Trustees for the International Association of Women Police (IAWP).
The IAWP, which consists of over 1,200 law enforcement agents from around the world, is dedicated to the mission of strengthening, uniting, and raising the profile of women in criminal justice internationally.
As Chair of the Board of Trustees for the IAWP, Ms. Holt was elected from a select group of past presidents and past executive directors of the organization. The IAWP Board of Trustees is tasked with safeguarding the objectives of the IAWP and to act as an advisory board to the Board of Directors.
Chair Holt told DJJ News and Views, “I am proud and honored to be chosen by my peers to head the IAWP Board of Trustees. I look forward to my continued work with this fine organization as we grow and address the needs of women in law enforcement in the years to come.”
Founded in 1915 and incorporated in 1926, the International Association of Women Police includes members from 60 countries with coordinators in 18 IAWP Regions. The expansion of this global organization is one of the goals of Ms. Holt as she heads up the Board of Trustees.
“With recent IAWP meetings in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) and Bangladesh, I am pleased that our organization is able to advocate for the expansion of opportunities for women in law enforcement in areas that have been traditionally limited in the past.” said Ms. Holt.
In addition, Ms. Holt looks forward to the sustained growth of IAWP training efforts as exemplified by the 2012 IAWP Journey to the Edge Training Conference to be held this September in St. Johns, Newfoundland.
“One of the best ways for the IAWP to grow future leaders in law enforcement is through the advancement of detailed training in areas such as immigration crime and human trafficking abuse. By standing at the forefront of educational efforts, IAWP is able to raise its profile both in realm of law enforcement as well as in local communities around the world.”
Angie Holt’s distinguished career in Georgia law enforcement spans more than 30 years with professional contributions to five Georgia criminal justice agencies – including the Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Family and Children’s Services and as consultant for Georgia’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and State Board of Pardons and Paroles.
As a GBI Special Agent, Holt’s assignments ranged from the Special Prosecutions Task Force investigating public corruption crimes, to the GBI’s Training Unit where she coordinated specialized training and forensic science classes. Later as Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) she served on the Olympic Training Committee developing law enforcement protocols for officers assigned to the ’96 Olympic Games.
In July 2011 Angie Holt was reappointed by Governor Nathan Deal for a second term on Georgia’s Sex Offender Registry Review Board which reviews clinical assessments to determine sex offender risk levels throughout the state. In March 2012 the Governor appointed Holt as DJJ Board Member to represent the Board’s 8th Congressional District.
Holt earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Masters of Public Administration from Georgia Southern College.
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