Female police officers from all over the world will parade down Main Street in Lexington on Sunday morning to kick off a conference being held this week.
The officers — from dozens of nations, including Afghanistan, South Africa, Germany and England — are in town through Thursday for the International Association of Women Police Conference.
The parade, which begins at 10 a.m., will start on Vine Street and continue down Limestone, Main Street, Broadway and Short Street, ending at the Lexington Opera House.
During the week, United Nations Commissioner Ann Marie Orler will inaugurate the organization's new International Network of Female Police Peacekeepers program, which is intended to promote female officers' participation in peacekeeping operations.
And, for the first time, the conference will give some female officers the opportunity to learn to drive. In some nations, women are not permitted to drive, which is a detriment to their ability to perform police work, according to a statement.
In addition, dozens of workshops are being offered on topics ranging from terrorism threats to the connection between domestic violence and animal abuse.