The New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs is conducting a series of online trainings presented by Anthony Maez, National Law Enforcement Trainer and Special Agent in Charge with the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General and Commander of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children and Human Trafficking Task Forces. These online trainings will be held from 8:30am to 10:00am on 9/30, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, and 12/16/2020. These trainings will include: Police Response to Sexual Assault, Report Writing, Interviews and Interrogations, Evidence Collection, Control, and Storage, Disability Awareness Training for Law Enforcement, and Law Enforcement Response to Child Sex Abuse.
These FREE trainings are designed for Law Enforcement Professionals including first responders, detectives, investigators, and other law enforcement personnel. Training sessions will be conducted live. Each training will be recorded and can be used to train law enforcement at their convenience via password protected access.
Summary of Trainings:
Police Response to Sexual Assault – September 30, 2020 8:30am to 10:00am
Responding to sexual assault calls involves numerous complex and specialized procedures, all of which cannot be covered in detail in this training. This course is not intended to provide complete information about conducting a sexual assault investigation. It is not intended to replace training in any way, but to supplement training law enforcement has received. Law enforcement professionals both new to law enforcement and experienced officer will find this training useful. Law enforcement should incorporate overall training, experience, and departmental protocols in all sexual assault investigations.
Report Writing – October 21, 2020 8:30am to 10:00am
Accurate reporting is vital to protect the integrity of any case. Learn how to improve your writing skills with topics that will encourage factual report writing, evidence collection, metadata, elements of a crime, distractions, technology, and more. Law enforcement professionals should incorporate overall training, experience, and departmental protocols in reporting writing.
Interviews and Interrogations – November 4, 2020 8:30am to 10:00am
Interviews and interrogations are two ways to formally solicit information from witnesses and suspects. A properly conducted interview or interrogation can often be the difference between solving and successfully prosecuting a case and not. An investigator should be aware of the distinctions between interviews and interrogations, as well as the best methods for eliciting information from a subject. In this course, learners will explore ways to question interviewees and judge the truthfulness of their responses. This course will also cover the distinctions between interviews and interrogations and provide methods for conducting them effectively.
Evidence Collection, Control, and Storage – November 18, 2020 8:30am to 10:00am
If you are the first responder on the scene of a crime, you are responsible for the integrity of that crime scene and the evidence contained there. If the integrity of the crime scene becomes compromised, so potentially does the evidence collected from it, and if this happens, the ability for justice to be served is compromised as well, because the truth of what happened at any crime scene lies in the evidence. While the role of the attorneys, the judge and the jury are all important in the courtroom, it is ultimately the quality of the evidence that is going to prove the guilt or innocence of the alleged perpetrator. In this course, the learner will gain valuable insights into appropriate evidence collection practices, as well as what not to do at the crime scene and how to protect the integrity of the crime scene so that evidence is not altered or destroyed. Law enforcement professionals should incorporate overall training, experience, and departmental protocols when handling evidence.
Disability Awareness Training for Law Enforcement – December 4, 2020 8:30am to 10:00am
This training focuses on sensitizing and educating as many officers as possible to the types of disabilities they will encounter, specific to their line of work. Law enforcement professionals should incorporate overall training, experience, and departmental protocols to work with people with one or more disabilities.
Law Enforcement Response to Child Sex Abuse – December 16, 2020 8:30am to 10:00am
This training will arm law enforcement professionals with the information needed to ensure consistency in their investigation of child abuse. Pertinent considerations and helpful investigatory protocols are provided. The training will include suggestions on working with physicians, responding to domestic disturbance calls, and placing children in protective custody.
“This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-WR-AX-0033 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.”