More than 700 female police officers from all over the world are in St. John's this week as part of the 50th annual International Association of Women Police Conference. 

Sunday's opening ceremonies included a "Parade of Nations," with officers from more than 50 countries taking part.

The conference will host sessions on issues that local organizers said could affect this province in the future, such as human trafficking, serial killer investigations, and meth lab deconstruction. 

"There are investigative techniques that are going to be learned, and exposure to career opportunities and an expansion of our knowledge base which we would probably not be able to receive otherwise," said RNC Cst. Talia Murphy.

The conference runs until Thursday.