WIFLE Endorses Andrew Traver

Women in Federal Law Enforcement or WIFLE have issued a press release urging the Senate to confirm Andrew Traver to head ATF and Michele Leonhart to head DEA:

Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) support Top Justice Department Nominations

By Margaret Moore, President, WIFLE

Dated: Dec 08, 2010

Michele Leonhart, the nominee for the Drug Enforcement Administrator, and Andrew Traver, the nominee for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director, has the support of the Women in Federal Law Enforcement, (WIFLE).

WIFLE believes that these nominees are the best choices to lead their respective agencies. We urge the Judiciary Committee to support these important nominations.

“It is critical that ATF and DEA have confirmed leaders. With drug violence and gang violence permeating our country, Congress is leaving two essential Justice Department agencies’ top positions vacant. This is not
an effective way to combat violence in a comprehensive manner. WIFLE urges congress to act now and do justice to the men and women of ATF and DEA who risk their lives every day to protect our nation from the scourge of violence and drug abuse. It is not fair to the citizens of our country–or to the agents and support personnel who are on the front lines–to leave these important agencies without permanent leadership. We implore the Judiciary Committee to provide ATF and DEA with much needed stability and
confirm Andrew Traver and Michele Leonhart.”

I have never heard of WIFLE whose name reminds me of a game I used to play as a kid. Their prime website as found in Google, http://www.wifle.org/, has a placeholder from their website provider.

From policeone.com about WIFLE:

The two WIFLE organizations work in tandem to promote and support women in federal law enforcement. The WIFLE Foundation, Inc., incorporated in 2006, is the educational entity providing for the Annual Leadership Training Conference, the Scholarship Program, research, and other programs. The WIFLE Scholarship Fund provides scholarship monies to students pursing educational opportunities in law enforcement related fields. Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc. was incorporated ten years ago in June 1999 to serve as a professional organization for women and men in federal law enforcement. It is an outgrowth of the former Interagency Committee on Women in Federal Law Enforcement created in 1978 and cosponsored by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Treasury. Together, these three tax-exempt organizations form WIFLE’s unique identity supporting federal law enforcement.

The WIFLE endorsement seems aimed as much at getting that organization some new coverage as it is on pushing the nomination of Andrew Traver.


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