The National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE) hosted its national meeting on August 25, 2020 (virtually).  And although this year’s conference was different from the past years due to recent events, NAWLEE took time to recognize law enforcement leaders that continue to go above and beyond.  Annually, a woman law enforcement professional is recognized for her contributions throughout her career and is presented with the Woman Law Enforcement Executive of the Year Award.  This year Chief Gina Hawkins, of the Fayetteville Police Department, was selected for this honor as she has risen to the challenge to serve and protect her community, all while leading the way to inspire and mentor women within the profession. 

Chief Gina Hawkins, Fayetteville Police Department

This year marks NAWLEE’s 25th Anniversary and Motorola Solutions has been honored to be the founding sponsor of NAWLEE and the Woman Law Enforcement Executive of the Year award.

What made Chief Hawkins the recipient of this year’s award was broken down into several categories: Leading Change, Leading People, Driving Results, Business Acumen, and Building Coalition. Ultimately, she has led the way through her actions and driving change. 

Chief Hawkins is a member of the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) and served as Vice President of the HAPCOA Atlanta Chapter before being named Chief of Police of the Fayetteville Police Department.  Today Chief Hawkins also serves as on the NOBLE National Executive Board.

HAPCOA is proud to congratulate the 2020 Woman Law Enforcement Executive of the Year, Chief Gina Hawkins of the Fayetteville Police Department, North Carolina.