Law Enforcement

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) recently released the Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims (ELERV) Strategy, 2nd Edition. The guide offers a customizable approach to victim response and is designed for all law enforcement staff in various sizes of agencies. ELERV outlines the benefits and challenges of adopting victim-centered, trauma-informed philosophies and practices as well as ways to successfully implement them. Some highlighted resources include:

Webinar - The Critical Role of a Money Laundering Professional

Money laundering is an integral part of many, if not most, of crime and terror finance. From local crime to tax avoidance to transnational networks, the source of money will be masked to conceal the source and at the same time serve to make the money usable in the legitimate worlds of business and finance. This requires the professionals involved to exercise expertise, business acumen, and power influence. This course will describe the types of money laundering professionals and how they serve to bridge the hidden and illicit sources of money with the real world, often remaining invisible themselves. We will use case studies to demonstrate the levels at which they operate (local, national/transnational, political) and the challenges they face in accomplishing their criminal goals.

The National Public Safety Partnership (PSP), established in 2017, provides federal support through the U.S. Department of Justice to tribal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutors to help reduce violent crime. PSP sites participate in a three-year program and receive tailored support and training and technical assistance opportunities. PSP recently released their annual report highlighting 21 sites participating in the program, 5 of which graduated from the program and 10 of which were added to the program in 2019.

Join the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) for their Expert Q&A discussion “Supporting Indigenous Victims of Violence” on November 20, 2020 at 3:30–4:45 p.m. ET. OVC TTAC’s Expert Q&A series brings together victim service providers with national experts and colleagues to discuss best practices for assisting victims of crime. When you register for a session, you can submit questions related to the topic for the experts to address.

Webinar – Life-Saving Partners: 9-1-1 and Suicide Lifelines Working Together

Dispatcher and crisis hotline staff both play important roles in helping individuals in moments of crisis. Although they both share the goal of helping the caller, the steps each role takes can differ greatly. This webinar will teach what those steps are, how shared information can speed up the process, and how each agency can best help the other to save a caller’s life.


Halcyon Frank is a founder of The Dispatch Lab, a dispatch training and support organization.

Join Justice Clearinghouse for their webinar “Life-Saving Partners: 9-1-1 and Suicide Lifelines Working Together” on November 17 at 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET. Presenters will discuss the relationship between 9-1-1 dispatch and suicide lifelines, including outlining their different roles, the steps that each should take, and ways they can collaborate to respond more quickly and save callers’ lives.

Virtual Conference – Destination Zero Officer Safety and Wellness Conference

The Destination Zero Officer Safety and Wellness Conference is a bi-annual gathering of law enforcement officials who are dedicated to improving the safety and wellness of their employees. Destination Zero is a program of the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) for their free, virtual “Destination Zero Officer Safety and Wellness Conference” on November 10, 2020 at 11:00–4:00 p.m. ET. The conference gathers law enforcement officials seeking to enhance their employees’ safety and wellness and will feature the following five sessions: