Law enforcement-based victim services are most effectively incorporated into agencies when clear roles and responsibilities are established and understood.
National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program Patrol Officer Training – Northampton, Massachusetts
Attend this no-cost, 6-hour training course with other patrol officers, trainers, and first-line supervisors to learn about and discuss best practices and tactics to improve your safety during traffic stops, emergency response driving, all-weather driving, and roadway operations while outside of the patrol vehicle. Seats are limited, so register soon!
National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program Train-the-Trainer Workshop – Northampton, Massachusetts
Attend this no-cost, 7-hour course where trainers will be given the resources and skills needed to teach the NLERSP training curriculum to other officers.
Incorporating law enforcement-based victim services can help promote victim-centered, trauma-informed practices throughout the agency and the community it serves. Victim services personnel can provide a wide range of services that align with the responsibilities of sworn personnel. Collaborative responses can encourage ongoing engagement of victims and co-victims and help them navigate multiple complex systems to meet their needs.
Agency readiness is a crucial component of successfully incorporating law enforcement-based victim services. Agency personnel must clearly understand their expected contributions and associated policies for their assigned responsibilities. Effectively preparing for and communicating these expectations can contribute to long-term sustainability.
Successful incorporation of law enforcement-based victim services is contingent upon a commitment to ongoing strategic planning. Effective agency communication channels, comprehensive and relevant policies, and staff development are key contributors to this effort. Assessment of victim services personnel capacity and options for expansion of response efforts can contribute to meeting the needs of victims and co-victims.
Law enforcement-based victim services can highlight personnel differences in ethical approaches and decision-making around shared responsibilities.
Research can provide agencies with objective data, evaluation of that data, and examples to base foundational decisions for incorporating law enforcement-based victim services.
Join us on Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 1:00-2:30pm for a no-cost web event entitled, "Improving Officer Safety on the Roadways: Lessons Learned from NIOSH FACE Reports on Law Enforcement Line of Duty Deaths."