The most challenging offense to investigate in law enforcement is sexual assault. The crime is fraught with myths, misconceptions, misperceptions, and misunderstandings. However, one person can make a difference: the Sex Crimes Supervisor.
Leading a sex crimes unit requires a deep understanding of the intricacies of the offense, a passion for the work, and, most importantly, the ability to train and lead your investigators towards an approach that is victim-centered, offender-focused, and trauma-informed. Learning and implementing best practices in sexual assault investigations can help you ensure a more effective response by holding perpetrators accountable for their crimes and providing better service to victims.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Identify strategies to recruit and retain the best investigators.
- Create polices to review and appropriately clear cases.
- Develop a process to mentor and coach investigators to better understand the impact of trauma on sexual assault victims and how to incorporate best practices into their investigations.