WI DOJ Training: Responding to Stalking & Strangulation
March 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
For the first part of the training we will delve into the investigation of stalking cases. We will explore how to conduct thorough investigations, including evidence preservation and collection and investigative strategies for interviewing victims and suspects.
The second part of this training is intended to aid law enforcement in understanding the complexities of strangulation to enhance overall investigation efforts. Specifically, participants will understand the mechanisms used during strangulation and how those operate on the victim to either stop blood flow, cut off the airway, or both. The symptoms experienced by the victim of each kind of strangulation will be discussed, and connections made between those symptoms and the law enforcement interview.
Officers who participate in this training will gain a deeper understanding of the serious impact of strangulation and its connection to lethality, and will develop tools for successfully investigating and presenting strangulation cases. There is no cost to attend; the training is provided by a grant from the Office of Violence Against Women.