Over nine hundred women and men , of all rank and level , gathered in San Diego on November 2-4 , 2016 for the 11th Annual Women Leaders in Law Enforcement Training Symposium ( WLLE ). The attendees came to learn , be inspired and to network . This year ’ s symposium theme , Courage Compassion and Connection , was reemphasized by speakers such as Chief Sylvia Moir , Sue Rahr and Dr . Terrance Roberts . The high-level training this year featured presentations on leadership , critical incident survival , and health and fitness for law enforcement , as well as other exciting topics .
David Garber , Chula Vista PD Priscilla Graton , Chula Vista PD Selena Gruning , Escondido PD
The idea of bringing women together to exchange ideas , training , struggles and triumphs began in 1987 . Two women , Los Gatos Police Captain Alana Forrest and Menlo Park Police Commander Lacey Burt , met in a restaurant with 20 other female law enforcement professionals to discuss how to help each other in their profession . In 2006 , after several years of small , local training events , the