Domestic Violence Response – Officer Safety


As part of its continuing focus on officer safety and wellness, IACP has partnered with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice to develop a webinar that examines the officer safety considerations that arise when responding to a domestic violence call. This webinar examines the complexities and challenges that may be faced by officers when interacting with offenders, victims, and witnesses, identifies tactics and protocols for increasing officer, victim, and civilian safety, and presents quantitative research and case studies to demonstrate the possible dangers of responding to and managing on-scene investigations of domestic violence calls.

The live webinar was held on Thursday, September 10, 2015 and was narrated by Lt. Mark Wynn (ret.) - Nashville (TN) Metropolitan Police Department, one of the nation's leading experts on domestic violence who has trained thousands of public safety personnel on this topic for decades. An archived version of this webinar will made available shortly.

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This project is supported by Grant numbers 2010-DB-BX-K085 and 2012-DB-BX-K023 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the SMART Office, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice