This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject areas:
- Law Update (annual)
- Civil Rights (every 3 yrs.)
- Cultural Competency (every 3 yrs.)
- Human Rights (every 3 yrs.)
- Procedural Justice (every 3 yrs.)
- Psychology of Domestic Violence (every 5 yrs.)
Domestic violence incidents are one of the most frustrating and repetitive tasks for law enforcement. This 1-day course, created from a law enforcement and prosecution perspective, is designed to assist officers on scene in conducting a thorough victim-centered investigation of domestic violence in order to assist victims and aid in effective prosecution. The training is designed for patrol officers, first-line supervisors, investigators, and command staff interested in fulfilling mandates on Domestic Violence, providing the State’s Attorney’s office with prosecutable cases, and reducing repeat domestic calls through police intervention.
- Domestic violence laws and interpretation
- Determining the primary aggressor
- Domestic violence investigations: from the 911 call to offender sentencing
- Evidence collection: physical and testimonial
- Problems that arise in prosecution and ways to overcome them
- Trauma-based interviewing techniques
- Orders of protection; stalking and civil no contact orders; bond conditions
- Strangulation investigation
- Reporting of domestic violence
- Impact of police response; failure to respond
Danielle Malone, Officer
Shorewood Police DepartmentRead more
Amie Simpson, Former Prosecutor
Will County Domestic Violence UnitRead more
Please register for this course by October 9.