Rural law enforcement executives have the opportunity to have a significant influence on those they supervise and on their community’s attitude toward sexual assault. They are responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that supports a victim-centered response to sexual assault. This course will enhance the capability of rural law enforcement personnel to manage and investigate sexual assault cases in their community.
Topics include the benefits of a team approach to sexual assault investigation, creating a department sexual assault policy and procedure along with self-assessment tools, and handling media relations. Obstacles, resources, and benefits to the department will also be explored.
Target Audience: Rural Law Enforcement Chiefs, Sheriffs, and command staff
This course is federal grant-funded training and is specifically for rural states and all territories. Also included are rural areas as defined by The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP). To determine your eligibility please visit:
PREREQUISITES: Foundations of Sexual Assault Investigation for the Rural Officer Online
This is a 8-hour class.
This class is available at no charge.