The IACP's Police Response to Violence Against Women Project, with funding from the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), focuses on the development of tools and policies to assist law enforcement in responding effectively to human trafficking, sexual assault,
domestic violence by police officers and
domestic violence and all other crimes against women.
The IACP Training tools are the most effective tools a trainer can have—I utilize every piece of information available to me and the groups I instruct leave each session with a packet of the material
-Captain Maureen Will (Retired, Brookfield Police Department, Brookfield, CT)
Bringing Sexual Assault Offenders to Justice
IACP’s sexual assault roll-call training video “Bringing Sexual Assault Offenders to Justice” was developed to expand our law enforcement educational efforts on the crime of sexual assault and accompany the IACP Sexual Assault Guidelines and Supplemental Report Form (See below).
The goal of this video is to help officers generate stronger cases by reframing sexual assault crimes, providing tools to conduct perpetrator focused investigations, and building an understanding of victim behavior. “Bringing Sexual Assault Offenders to Justice” will help officers identify victim trauma and provide information about victim behavior, such as delayed reporting, alcohol or substance abuse, and encounters that start out consensually, that can be used to support a sexual assault report. This video will also provide useful information detailing how perpetrators often have a history of unreported acts of sexual violence and may select victims with vulnerabilities to exploit.
A strong sexual assault training program will result in offenders being held accountable, fewer cases being dismissed, and ultimately increase successful prosecution.
Segment 1: (begins 0:00) Realities of Sexual Assault
Segment 2: (begins 14:40) Effectively Preparing Cases
Segment 3: (begins 27:53) Working the Case: Techniques and Collaboration
Click here for video discussion guide
Striving to strengthen sexual assault investigations and set national uniform standards for sexual assault case coding and documentation, the Police Response to Violence Against Women Project has just released IACP Sexual Assault Guidelines: Supplemental Report Form and Investigative Strategies. This educational tool consists of a supplemental report form, guidelines for case documentation, effective techniques for victim and perpetrator interviews, and a pocket “tip” card for officers.
The IACP Sexual Assault Guidelines and supplementing documents are no longer available in hard copy, they are only available on-line.
Sexual Offenses and Misconduct by Law Enforcement
Members of law enforcement are in a unique and visible position in the communities they serve. They are entrusted with the authority to enforce laws and protect the civil rights of citizens. Sexual offenses and misconduct implicating law enforcement represent a grave abuse of this authority. It is imperative that executives prepare to proactively address and prevent incidents through agency mission, policy, and training. The IACP has released an Executive Guide that addresses criminal offenses as well as non-criminal sexual conduct that is inappropriate, unprofessional, and damaging to the public confidence in a department.
Sexual Offenses and Misconduct by Law Enforcement: Executive Guide
The Executive Guide is no longer available in hard copy, it is only available on-line.
Domestic Violence by Police Officers
Police leaders across the country have taken steps to prevent violence, reduce department liability, enhance victim safety and preserve careers by proactively confronting the issue of domestic violence committed by police officers. The IACP Domestic Violence by Police Officers Model Policy focuses on early intervention, incident response and investigation procedures and has served as a foundation for agencies across the country looking to adopt and implement policies to address this problem.
The Human Trafficking Guidebook (English) and Three Part Roll-Call Training DVD are currently out of stock and are only available online.
Please note: Under the “Resources” section (pg.19), the phone number listed for the BJA is incorrect. To learn more about the BJA Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative and BJA anti-human trafficking task force funding opportunities, click on this link: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/httf.html
Once you have reviewed our training material on the crime of human trafficking, please take a few moments to share your feedback: Human Trafficking Survey
Human Trafficking Three Part Roll-Call Training Video
Segment One - Defining the Crime
(9min, 46 sec)
Segment Three - Investigating and Interviewing
(9 min, 23 sec)
Discussion Questions to accompany the IACP roll call training video, The Crime of Human Trafficking: A Law Enforcement Guide (Discussion Questions)
For more information on the IACP's Police Response to Violence Against Women efforts, contact Aviva Kurash at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-843-4227 ext. 809.