The IACP is now accepting applications for its National First-Line Supervisor Training on Violence Against Women training, August 21-24, 2018 in Pittsburg, PA.
Guided by experts in law enforcement’s response to violence against women, supervisors will explore current approaches for responding to and investigating the crimes of violence against women, specifically domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and strangulation. The training is designed to develop mentoring, training, and leadership skills when responding to these crimes. Past participants consider it an effective and useful training that they could immediately use upon returning to their agency.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Assess current agency and officer efforts
- Explore tools and resources to enhance response and investigations
- Participate in a forum with colleagues to discuss solutions and strategies
- Design practical action plans specific to agency needs
According to the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, 67% of victims in the United States do not report their sexual assault to law enforcement, and 42% of domestic violence victims in the United States do not report to law enforcement. This training will provide agencies the tools they need to learn why reporting rates are low and how law enforcement can set out to change those numbers.
There is no attendance fee to attend this training. Travel and lodging are not provided. To learn more about the National Law Enforcement First-Line Supervisor Training on Violence Against Women and to apply for this training opportunity visit http://www.theiacp.org/First-Line-Supervisor-Training-on-Violence-Against-Women. The deadline to apply is June 22, 2018.
For more information about law enforcement response to violence against women, including policies, training videos, checklists, and guidelines visit http://www.theiacp.org/Police-Response-to-Violence-Against-Women.