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Introduction to Sexual Assault Investigation for the Rural Investigator ONLINE



COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The response to, and investigation of, sexual assault crimes requires a victim centered approach as part of an effective investigation.  This course is designed to enable rural officers to better understand the impact of sexual assault upon victims as well as apprehend the offender.  The course includes recognizing victim trauma, understanding the medical forensic exam process, using effective victim interviewing techniques, and strategies for investigating and preparing sexual assault cases for prosecution.

This online training will include scenarios to enhance the information given as well as videos and audio narration. The online courses will be available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for a specified period of time.

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Target Audience:  New rural law enforcement officers and investigators

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 21 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.