August 14, 2018
Through an examination of case studies, after-action reviews, and the emerging national demand for increased accountability for all forms of sexual misconduct, this webinar will encourage courageous conversations and inspire proactive leadership strategies to address and prevent law enforcement sexual misconduct.
The overwhelming majority of those who serve in the noble profession of law enforcement are professionals that uphold their oath of office. However, the numerous headlines, arrests, convictions, and lawsuits describing horrific acts of sexual misconduct perpetrated by law enforcement officers are incomprehensible. The prevalence of law enforcement sexual misconduct and its impact on public trust cannot be ignored. A predatory sexual offender with the power and authority of the police is an extremely serious breach of the ethics of law enforcement, a violation of the color of law, and a traumatizing victimization for a citizen that officers are sworn to protect.
As a result of this session, participants will be better able to:
- Enhance public trust and improve responsiveness to the emerging national demand for prevention and accountability for sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual misconduct.
- Broadly define law enforcement sexual misconduct to assist in addressing the wide range of behaviors that can include both criminal and non-criminal conduct.
- Examine law enforcement sexual misconduct case studies and identify possible early warning signs that could escalate to law enforcement sexual misconduct.
- Identify promising practices for prevention, supervision, and accountability to include an assessment for a law enforcement sexual misconduct policy and code of conduct standard.
- PowerPoint Handout
- Training Bulletin: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault: Understanding the Distinctions and Intersections
- Civil Liability for Sexual Assault and Harassment by Officers
- Gender, Sexuality, and 21st Century Policing: Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ+ Community
- Addressing Sexual Offenses and Misconduct by Law Enforcement: Executive Guide
This project is supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K015 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.