Most homicides are preceded by domestic violence events, and violence in the home is the single greatest indicator of other offenses including child abuse, sexual assaults and stalking. Domestic violence is responsible for more police officer-involved injuries than nearly any other type of response. It accounts for billions lost yearly in revenue for U.S. businesses and additional billions in healthcare costs. In short, violence in the home is a challenge for law enforcement, businesses, healthcare providers, and legal professionals.
The bright news is that professional law enforcement practices and aggressive prosecution stances can have a significant impact in terms of reducing crimes such as aggravated assault, rape, strangulation, battery and murder.
RTG now delivers practical and insightful domestic violence training focusing on a number of issues important to law enforcement and prosecutor personnel including:
This segment addresses strategies for maximizing the safety of your community, you and your partner in dangerous scenarios.
This session offers simple, effective steps you and your department can take to minimize your risk of being sued.
Building Cases for Prosecution Wins:
This section addresses real-world strategies and examples for building winning cases, even when a victim isn’t inclined to cooperate. The primary emphasis for this session is on building winnable “he said-she said” type cases.
Successful Interrogation Strategies in DV Cases:
This session will highlight aspects of an investigation unique to domestic violence including a better understanding of the batterer’s mindset, an understanding of how and when a batterer will try to mind-control investigating officers, and proven techniques for gaining Constitutionally sound admissions and confessions.
Helping Victims Leave and Live Safely:
Every police officer should be familiar with basic principles of safety planning for when a victim decides to leave. This session includes strategies to be passed along to survivors including how to prepare for the crisis “bug-out” when lives are at stake, how to “hide” a new address when the DV victim finally leaves, and how to hinder or stop stalking that occurs when the suspect tries to coerce her back. This session will also give officers solid information that they can convey to survivors about resources for getting assistance through rough times, as well as emergency contingencies such as calling the police and using self defense tactics.
Partnering with Local Shelters:
Relationships between law enforcement and shelter staff are often strained, but this segment will focus on building (or repairing) cooperative relationships with area shelters for the greater good of all.
Partnering with Local Businesses:
Local and international businesses have the opportunity to partner with law enforcement and shelters to help their employees escape a domestic violence lifestyle. This session will focus on simple strategies businesses can adopt to maximize the safety AND productivity of their employees.
Common and Unusual Challenges:
This portion of the seminar focuses on challenges such as reluctant witnesses, victims who have engaged in criminal activity, defense attorney tricks of the trade, and dealing with couples who have reconciled before trial.
Major Crime Prevention:
These strategies will focus on “Red Flag” indicators to prevent crimes such as homicide, rape and child abuse.
Contact us today to schedule this valuable training.