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August 21, 2023Tampa, FL, United StatesPartnership and Engagement

ICE represented at Women in Federal Law Enforcement conference

TAMPA, Fla. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) supported the Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) annual conference in Tampa Aug. 14-17 in advance of the DHS Law Enforcement & Mission Support Recruitment and Hiring Event. HSI Special Agent Jennifer Hinckley was presented the WIFLE Foundation Public Service Award saluting her exemplary performance as a career civil servant who consistently contributes to the public interests of our country. Award winners were recognized for particular career achievement and serve as role models for women in law enforcement.

“It is an honor to congratulate HSI Special Agent Jennifer Hinckley and her more than 20 years of dedicated service to this country, it is an incredible accomplishment to be recognized by Women in Federal Law Enforcement,” said ICE Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director Patrick J. Lechleitner. “Women contribute unique diversity and leadership experience to our national security and public safety mission in law enforcement — I am proud to serve alongside these amazing examples of public servants and law enforcement professionals.”

Several members of ICE’s ERO and HSI teams were presenters on various panels as national experts, including a case study presentation for transnational criminal organizations and sex trafficking in the United States; Fentanyl: Trends, Risks and Protecting Yourself; increasing firearms proficiency and female retention; the DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking; and an update on pregnancy accommodations.

Updated: 08/21/2023