Domestic Violence from the Crime Scene to the Courtroom- Jemison, AL
|Dates:||July 25, 2017 Other Dates|
|Meets:||Tu from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM|
|Location:||Jemison Civic Center|
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****LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY****
Location: Jemison Civic Center
Address: 14 Padgett Lane, Jemison, AL 35085
Date: Tuesday,July 25, 2017
Time: 9 am - 4 pm ( Registration at 8:30 am)
Law Enforcement Contact hours: 6 hours
Law enforcement is the gatekeeper of the criminal justice system and the response of law enforcement is pivotal for both the victim and the offender in domestic violence cases. The role of law enforcement in domestic violence cases has changed dramatically over the last twenty years and our understanding of this crime has grown. Consequently, over the years we have changed the way we train officers, conduct investigations, write reports, make arrest, and collaborate with community agencies. Domestic violence cases are often viewed as notoriously difficult to prosecute. This is in part because our criminal justice system is not structured to respond well to domestic violence crimes.
This training is designed for law enforcement officers who respond to domestic violence calls. It focuses on the dynamics of domestic violence, investigation, arrest and the prosecution based on evidence. Participants will increase their understanding of the evidentiary value of the domestic violence crime scene. Participants will increase and enhance their current skills related to initial and follow-up assessments, documentation, preservation, and utilization of various types of evidence for arrest and prosecution of domestic violence type cases. It will enhance law enforcement officer’s ability to identify and enforce enforceable protection orders.
• Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence
• New State Domestic Violence Laws (2016)
• Documentation and Evidence Gathering
• Interviewing the Victim, Children and Suspect
• Establishing Probable Cause,
• Determining Primary Aggressor
• Identification and Enforcement of Protection Orders
Audience: Patrol Officers, Investigators, Supervisors, Magistrates and Prosecutors
The Instructor: Steve Searcy began his career with the Montgomery Police Department in 1975. In 2000 he was chosen by the Chief of Police to establish and become the first Commander of the Domestic Violence Bureau with the Montgomery Police Department. He has served as an regional community policing instructor for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and is a state-wide trainer for the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence. He was selected in 2010 from a nationwide search committee to be the Executive Director of the first Family Justice Center in the state of Alabama. He has chaired the state law enforcement committee that developed the State Attorney Generals Elder Abuse Protocol for law enforcement officers. He assisted the United States Attorney General’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama Office in establishing one of the first Human Trafficking Task Forces in the State.
This seminar is sponsored by AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc., Alabama Peace Officers' Association, U.S. Attorney's Office, MDA, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant #15-DJ-ST-008 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse.
This seminar is open to law enforcement officers only and there is no cost to attend.
For assistance with registration please contact Margaret Faulkner.
Phone: (334) 244-3116