Violence Against Women  and Policing 

Conference: 2016 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Engaging Men & Boys.
Date: Wednesday, 23 March 2016

    
Time: 8:30a.m
Title: Plenary I: Leadership & Liability Lessons  Learned: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking 

    

Speakers: (Retired Police Officers)

1. Mark Wynn (Lieutenant [Ret.], Nashville Police Department, Nashville, TN)

   
 2. Tom Tremblay, (Chief [Ret.], Burlington Police Department, Burlington, VT)
REDUCING LIABILITY: ENHANCING PUBLIC TRUST


1. POLICY :  Evaluation of Policy around domestic violence, ensure policies encourage a course of conduct.
2. TRAINING: Develop a training curriculum which evolved every aspect of policing and carefully document the curriculum and training of all officers. Assess the training by testing officers, by monitoring the in-the-field performance and evaluation. 
3. ADMINISTRATION/SUPERVISION: Are we treating VAW crimes like all other crimes? Explore department climate and culture. Hiring & promotional screening and background for IPV, sexual violence and gender bias. Is policy and practice the same thing in VAW response? First-line supervision and oversight of supervisors. Monitor policy compliance. 
4. ACCOUNTABILITY/DISCIPLINE:



1. Public Trust: do officers know the expectations. 

2. Build a strong data collection and Analysis system which includes VAW crimes. 

3. Documents and analyse the cases reported. 
STAY CURRENT

1. Know the laws

2. Review legislation: watch for changes in the law. 

3. National best practices: DOJ- 8 principles to prevent gender bias in policing.
Link

http://www.theiacp.org/Violence-Against-Women 

Published by

Feminist Church

Princess Ayelotan is a writer/poet, feminist and independent researcher. Her scholarly interest ranges widely, from — Creative Writing related to Gender issues; — Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), — Rape as a weapon of war, — Violence against disabled women, — Child Sexual Exploitation : e.g. child prostitution and trafficking, — Female economic empowerment — Activism.

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