Assistant Chief William F. McConnell has been chosen as one of several law enforcement executives from across the state to participate in the Ohio Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women hosted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Through the Institute experience, the IACP intends to raise the response of violence against women crimes higher on law enforcement’s agenda and support the adoption of best practices by the officers in the Wauseon Police Department.
During the four-day Institute taking place in Columbus-Worthington, OH, Assistant Chief McConnell, 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 Ohio 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.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world’s oldest and largest non-profit membership organization of police executives, with over 20,000 members from over 100 countries around the world. IACP’s membership consists of the operating chief executives of international, federal, tribal, State, campus, and local agencies of all sizes. Please visit www.theiacp.org for more information.