Captain Christopher T. Jones has been chosen as one of thirty law enforcement executives from across the country to participate in the 16th National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women hosted by The International Association of Chiefs of Police.
The Institute is being held Sept. 9-12. 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 Marshalltown Police Department.
During the four-day Institute taking place in Savannah, Ga., Jones, 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 pro-active 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.