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Deputy Chief Reinhardt Joins National Effort to Combat Crimes of Violence Against Women

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Prescott Police Department Deputy Chief Andrew Reinhardt has been chosen as one of 30 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 (IACP). 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 Prescott Police Department.

Deputy Chief Andrew Reinhardt's selection to the Institute follows the Prescott City Council's adoption of the Start by Believing campaign last week by proclamation to raise awareness and improve community response to sexual violence within the City of Prescott.

During the four-day Institute in Savannah, GA, Deputy Chief Reinhardt 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 focus 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 develop action plans for proactive 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.