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Introduction to Sexual Assault Investigation for the Rural Executive ONLINE



COURSE DESCRIPTION:  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 dynamics of sexual assault, recognizing victim trauma, the benefits of a team approach to sexual assault investigation, creating a department sexual assault policy and procedure along with self-assessment tools, understanding the medical-forensic examination, alcohol/drug facilitated sexual assault, handling media relations, and developing sexual assault cases from the prosecutor’s perspective. 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:


CONTACT INFORMATION: Crystal Blakley: at 501-570-8056.  Or call Toll free: 1-800-635-6310.

This is a 18 hour class.


March 2-27, 2018

  Registration ends 12pm (noon) March 1, 2018

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April 3-26, 2018

  Registration ends 12pm (noon) April 2, 2018

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May 2-29, 2018

  Registration ends 12pm (noon) May 1, 2018

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June 5-28, 2018

  Registration ends 12pm (noon) June 4, 2018

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K016 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U. S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.