Margaret M. Moore, President, Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation
Ms. Moore started her law enforcement career in New York City in 1973. She served as an undercover narcotics police officer and in June 1976 she joined the New York Office of the then Treasury Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) responsible for the enforcement of the federal explosive, firearms and arson laws. Her specialty in her early career with ATF was performing undercover work that resulted in the convictions of many high profile New York/New Jersey criminals for weapons trafficking.
Ms. Moore was promoted to positions of increased responsibility to become that agency’s first woman Special Agent in Charge and retired in 1999 after 23 years as the highest-ranking woman agent, Deputy Assistant Director for Science and Technology. In that position her responsibilities included oversight for the forensic labs, the technology infrastructure, and all investigative support functions. During her federal career Ms. Moore was the recipient numerous awards, most notably the Secretary of the Treasury Award for her leadership in directing a Washington, D.C. based multi-agency taskforce, Armed Criminal Enforcement Study, whose various enforcement initiatives was replicated in other high-crime areas across the nation.
Ms. Moore joined the Feminist Majority in September 1999 and is the chief point of contact to federal, state and local law enforcement for the National Center for Women and Policing, (NCWP). The NCWP is the primary women’s police organization that promotes and advocates increasing the number of women in law enforcement to achieve gender equity. The NCWP conducts annual leadership training conferences with a focus on women and leadership, police reforms, strategies to increase the numbers of women in policing and effectively addressing violence against women.
In June 1999, Ms. Moore was one of the founding mothers and incorporated Women in Federal Law Enforcement, a not-for-profit organization. She serves as the organization’s Director. She is the chief architect of the training agenda working with a team to produce a women’s leadership training program attended by over 600 representatives from the various federal agencies. WIFLE is the only organization in the United States that seeks to improve the numbers of women in federal law enforcement and presents an annual training conference each year.
Ms. Moore holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from John Jay of Criminal Justice in New York City.
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