Specialized Training for Officers Relating to Domestic Violence
Posted 3/17/15 11:20am
In light of recent awareness that is being brought to the topic of domestic violence, Dennis Lee, Tazewell County Commonwealth's Attorney and the Victim/Witness Assistance Program are sponsoring a specialized training for local law enforcement officers entitled, "Inside the Criminal Mind," which will be held March 23-24, 2015 at the Richlands Police Department.
The first day of this training will cover areas such as, Profiling Killers, Myths v. Realities of Domestic Violence and Understanding Those Who Abuse Their Intimate Partners. Additionally, there will be several guest speakers, one of which is a survivor of an attempted murder by her husband, as well as victim advocacy personnel. Also included in the instruction will be a review of federal firearms laws and criminal injuries compensation for victims of domestic violence. The second day will focus on law enforcement response to domestic violence calls, specifically, surviving the first three seconds when arriving on scene.
"Domestic violence is an issue that my office takes very seriously and it is our hopes that this specialized training will give officers the tools to aid victims of these heinous crimes and help them begin to piece their lives back together, while also keeping our law enforcement officers safe when performing their duties," said Dennis Lee. Approximately eighty (80) law enforcement officers and other criminal justice service providers from all over Southwest Virginia have signed up to take this training.
Any officers who may be interested in taking this training can pre-register online through the Southwest Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy's website at www.svcjta.com. For more information, please contact Tazewell County Victim/Witness Assistance Program's representatives Linda Cooley at (276) 385-1250 or Teresa Layne at (276) 385-1249.
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Posted 3/15/15 11:13am
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BODYCAMs Come to the Tazewell County Sheriffs Office
Posted 2/14/15 7:39am
In order to better serve the public, police departments must stay on the cutting edge of technology.
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