National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative on Violence Against Women

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National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative on Violence Against Women

This initiative provides training and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies, executives, and first-line supervisors to assist them in developing proactive strategies to enhance their response to violence against women crimes.

The IACP partnered with the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) for more than 20 years to provide resources, training, and technical assistance to the law enforcement field through the below projects. Training through these projects is currently suspended, however IACP staff are always available to assist. Contact stoptheviolence@theiacp.org for resources and technical assistance.

Past Projects

National Violence Against Women Law Enforcement Trainer Development Program

This program provided an opportunity for individuals who were training law enforcement to improve their core training skills, while enhancing their competency on crimes of violence against women. 

Currently, this program has been suspended and applications are no longer being accepted. 

The National Campus Law Enforcement Trainer Development Program on Sexual and Gender Based Violence 

This program, held in partnership with the East Central University STTAABLE Campus Program, offered law enforcement who trained on the topics of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking an interactive opportunity to strengthen core presentation skills, incorporate experiential learning into instruction, develop training lesson plans and content, and troubleshoot problems in the training environment while educating law enforcement about these crimes on campus. 

Currently, this program has been suspended and applications are no longer being accepted. 

Leadership Institute Series

The IACP Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women provided an opportunity for law enforcement executives to develop proactive strategies for their agencies to address domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and strangulation. Institute participants examined and assessed their agency’s current response to these crimes, focused on developing and communicating priorities, shared challenges and solutions with peers, and designed practical action plans to maximize agency and community efforts to end violence against women, assist victims, and hold perpetrators accountable.

Currently, this program has been suspended and applications are no longer being accepted. 

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First-Line Supervisor Training Series

The National Law Enforcement First-Line Supervisor Training on Violence Against Women provided an opportunity for individuals who hold primary responsibility for overseeing first responders to explore current approaches for responding to and investigating the crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and strangulation. The training increased understanding of these crimes, and instilled mentoring, training, and leadership skills.

Currently, this program has been suspended and applications are no longer being accepted. 

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On-Site Training and Technical Assistance

The IACP’s on-site training and technical assistance for law enforcement agencies offered agencies across the country hands-on, direct interactions with experts in order to prioritize violence against women department-wide and formulate plans to create the needed culture change to properly respond to and investigate these crimes.

Currently, this program has been suspended.

IACP's Partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women

The IACP has partnered with the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) of the US Department of Justice for more than 20 years to enhance the law enforcement response to crimes of violence against women. The training and technical assistance described above are part of one such partnership. This National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative on Violence Against Women 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 Leadership Initiative 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.

For more information or any questions, please contact Rachel Apfelbaum, Project Manager, at Apfelbaum@theiacp.org or (703) 647-6843.

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