Missing persons cases are challenging investigations. The best practice is to treat them as a homicide investigation from the inception, as the suspect already has a head start. When the suspect successfully conceals the victim's remains, he or she leaves investigators without a body to prove the victim is dead--an enormous investigative hurdle. Yet, the absence of a body often points to the suspect! During this webinar, you will learn the framework to focus your investigation and be provided with the tools to prove the victim is dead-enabling you to build your case from the ground up. Retired Lieutenant Marianne Flynn Statz brings first-hand experience with no body cases and will provide practices and resources to build a prosecutable case.
AMBER Alerts are activated in the most serious child-abduction cases. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the community to assist in the search for and safe recovery of a missing child. These alerts are broadcast through radio, TV, road signs, cellphones, and other data-enabled devices. During this webinar, law enforcement will understand the importance of what criteria needs to be met to request an AMBER Alert activation. Demonstrate and recognize the importance of having a plan or policy in place. Explain how critical it is to train and prepare in advance of an AMBER Alert activation to be able to respond quickly, as time is of the essence in every child abduction case.
Develop the skills and techniques to conduct developmentally appropriate forensic interviews with victims of child sex trafficking. Learn the differences between interviewing children in child abuse cases and interviewing child sex trafficking victims. Review victim-centered interview methodology with special emphasis given to understanding the factors contributing to child sex trafficking victimization and the impact on development and effects of trauma. Learn to gather information regarding the use of technology in the child sex trafficking business model and the multitude of crimes that traffickers commit, including the use of sexually explicit images of minors (child pornography).
Excited Delirium Syndrome is medical condition that law enforcement is often requested to respond to. Excited delirium is broadly defined as a state of agitation, excitability, paranoia, aggression, and apparent immunity to pain, often associated with stimulant use and certain psychiatric disorders. Excited Delirium can often be fatal due to cardiac arrest. A misdiagnosis near onset can lead to an inability to provide proper medical treatment. Sometimes these deaths occur in police custody. Attend this webinar to learn about the types of chemical imbalances and drugs that can lead to excited delirium, recognize key symptoms and behavior, and discuss safety measures for first responders and law enforcement in responding to these cases.
Discuss an overview of opiate addiction and the role of medication assisted treatments (MATs) specific to tribal communities. Review recent research on effective treatment strategies for opioid addiction. Compare common myths and misconceptions.
The opioid crisis and the flood of other drugs has reached epidemic proportion in many of our communities. Learn more about this national challenge and other emerging drug trends such as Fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, synthetic cannabinoids, and other chemicals. Explore the issues associated with the legalization of marijuana in many states and vaping, Butane hash oil, and cannabis edibles. Discuss the challenges these “new drug delivery systems” have caused many states. Consider how particular drugs are designed and why the designs of these drugs are so popular. Gain an understanding of the stages of use, addiction, withdrawal symptoms, and the health and life-threatening dangers posed from the use of drugs. Discuss common delivery systems and observe examples of emerging drugs in various forms. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug usage, as well as how Naloxone/Narcan works in cases of opioid overdoses.
Discuss where research stands in the debate between nature and nurture. Explore factors such as the genetic predisposition to addiction, the impact of the environment on learned behavior, and what this means for caregivers and tribal communities.
Join us for a series of webinars that will provide insight and strategies to effectively rethink how police agencies operate and connect with the community. Three distinct areas will be considered for developing an inclusive and engaged community police department. This webinar series is designed for police executives and officers, government leaders, community members, and those who are committed to supporting effective policing strategies for their communities. Part 1 of our 3-part series discusses the fragile history that has existed between law enforcement and the community of color. During the webinar, you will learn more about major historical events and how they have impacted police-community trust.
Enhance your agency’s AMBER Alert activations by utilizing new strategies. Examine training requirements and procedures for activating an AMBER Alert and hear an in-depth review of current best practices, trends, analytics, and successful AMBER Alert programs. Explore current abduction trends, laws related to mandatory notifications, statistics, and resources available during an activation.
Social and emotional development can be defined as a process through which individuals acquire skills to increase self-awareness, improve relationships with others, and achieve their goals. These skills are essential to succeed in family, school, workplaces, and community and are increasingly recognized as important to one’s success in a variety of life outcomes. The benefits of social and emotional skill development can therefore be leveraged in tribal communities to maximize the protective impact of these skills against negative outcomes, including addiction. Attend this webinar to discuss the importance of social emotional skills (SES) among children, youth and adults and the buffering effect of SES on addiction and trauma. Examine strategies to support SES development.