Anne Kirkpatrick, superintendent, New Orleans Police Department, will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Women in Law Enforcement Summit, held in New Orleans April 15-17.

Back for its fifth edition, the Women in Law Enforcement Summit will bring together forward-thinking law enforcement professionals from across the country inspired to further the movement for the recruitment, growth, and development of women in policing.

This year, Anne Kirkpatrick, the first female superintendent of New Orleans Police Department, will kick off the first day of the conference with a keynote address on the past, present, and future of female policing.

With more than 35 years of experience in law enforcement and 20 years as a chief of police, Kirkpatrick will offer her insights on how the role of a female police officer has evolved over the past 20 years. She’ll delve into the trends and changes she’s witnessed, the difficulties female officers face in the current climate of policing and how that impacts recruitment and retention of officers, and new approaches that can empower female officers to achieve their career goals and become leaders in the profession.

As one of the most tenured police executives in the country, Kirkpatrick has served a diverse number of jurisdictions throughout her career. She previously served as chief of police in Oakland, Calif. and as bureau chief in Chicago, where she was the liaison to the Department of Justice while the police department was under investigation for patterns and practice of civil rights violations, which resulted in a consent decree. She also served as chief of police in several cities in the state of Washington, as well as undersheriff of the King County Sheriff’s Office.

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Kirkpatrick is also a national instructor for the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Association’s Leadership Training Program, where she trains on topics such as bias and diversity, emotional intelligence, and leading generations.

Kirkpatrick’s keynote will take place at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 16at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

The 5th Annual Women in Law Enforcement Summit will take place April 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. For more information, including the full agenda, list of speakers, and registration information, click here.