FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alexandria, VA – Chief Paul Williams has been chosen as one of several law enforcement executives from across the state to participate in the National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women hosted by The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Through the Institute experience, IACP intends to raise the response to violence against women crimes higher on law enforcement’s agenda and support the adoption of best practices by the officers in the Springfield Police Department.
During the four-day Institute taking place in Kansas City, MO, Chief Williams along with the other selected participants, will explore innovative approaches for investigating crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking. Additional attention will center on assessing agency performance and sharing challenges and solutions with law enforcement colleagues.
In an effort to help law enforcement agencies enhance their response to crimes of violence against women, the National Institute will focus on planning and methods for effective resource allocation to help crime victims and hold perpetrators accountable. The participating law enforcement executives will be engaged in the development of action plans throughout the Institute in order to adopt new strategies for proactive coordinated community collaboration upon returning to their departments.
Attendance at the Institute is supported by a grant to the IACP from the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
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The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest and largest non-profit membership organization of police executives, with 20,749 members in 89 different countries. IACP's membership consists of the operating chief executives of international, federal, Tribal, state, campus, and local agencies of all sizes. Please visit www.theiacp.org for more information.
IACP Contact: Michael Rizzo, Project Manager, 800.THE.IACP ext. 818
SPD Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs OfficerO: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301Release authorized by: Chief Paul Williams