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Chief Brown Joins Illinois Effort to Combat Crimes of Violence Against Women

Release date: 3/13/2013

Contact: IACP Contact: Michael Rizzo, Project Manager
Contact Phone: 800.The.IACP ext. 818

Alexandria, VA – Chief Ernest T. Brown has been chosen as one of several law enforcement executives from across the state to participate in the Illinois Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women hosted by The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). 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 Darien Police Department.

During the four-day Institute taking place in Oak Brook, IL, Chief Brown, along with the other selected participants, will explore innovative approaches for investigating crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, 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 Illinois 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.

Expenses for participants to attend the Institute are covered under a grant to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board 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 22,500 members in 108 different countries. 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.