National Law Enforcement First-Line Supervisor Training on Violence Against Women

Applications are currently being accepted for upcoming trainings.

The National Law Enforcement First-Line Supervisor Training on Violence Against Women is an unprecedented opportunity for individuals who hold primary responsibility for overseeing first responders to explore current approaches for responding to and investigating the crimes of violence against women, specifically domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. The training is designed to increase understanding of these crimes, and instill mentoring, training, and leadership skills. Participants will proactively apply best practices, identify personal strengths and weaknesses, and recognize culture and its effect on responding to violence against women crimes in order to maximize supervisory efforts. (Click for application, additional details, or participant map)

IACP's Partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women

In collaboration with the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) of the US Department of Justice, the IACP has developed the National Law Enforcement First-Line Supervisor Training Violence Against Women. This initiative reflects the continued partnership and shared commitment of IACP and OVW in their efforts to bring crimes of violence against women to the forefront of policing. Over the past several years, the IACP and OVW have collaborated to provide direction and support on numerous violence against women topics to several thousand federal, state, local, Tribal, and campus police agencies through a comprehensive technical assistance delivery system. The National Law Enforcement First-Line Supervisor Training on Violence Against Women is a “next step” in this effort, one that focuses attention and resources on developing the capacity and commitment of law enforcement to address crimes of violence against women.

Goal of Law Enforcement First-Line Supervisor Training on Violence Against Women

To develop and enhance strategies for law enforcement first-line supervisors to:

  • effectively respond to and investigate crimes of violence against women
  • increase the safety of the community by strengthening victim services and holding perpetrators accountable
  • implement proactive mentoring and leadership skills

Contact Michael Rizzo at rizzo@theiacp.org or 800-843-4227 ext. 818.

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