Assistant US Customs Commissioner Bonni G. Tischler has just been named as the first woman to hold the position of chief of the Office of Field Operations at the US Customs Commission. Tischler was the first woman to head the agency’s Office of Investigations where, under her leadership, 37,000 investigations were conducted with a record number of arrests, seizures, indictments and convictions. In her new role as field chief, she will oversee all cargo and passenger processing by the Customs Service. In March of 2000, Tischler was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Center for Women & Policing which is funded by the Feminist Majority Foundation. The award is given to female law enforcement officers with successful careers who have helped other women in law enforcement follow in their footsteps.