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R4- Domestic Violence/Stalking- Pocatello

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Number: R4119

Course Description:

Responding to a domestic violence call can be dangerous and difficult for law enforcement. Who should be arrested? Who is the “real victim”? How can law enforcement better make the determination and keep victims safe and offenders accountable?

This 8 hour training will provide an overview of how to assess for the predominant aggressor; how to minimize dual arrests; how to respond when the defendant has a history of trauma or domestic violence victimization; and how to work with community criminal justice stakeholders to ensure victim safety and offender accountability. A review of what holds a victim “tied to the aggressor” and common tactics used during Intimate Partner Violence will be conducted.

The session will discuss the rise in Intimate Partner Violence strangulation across the United States. Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control where the abuser can demonstrate control over the victim’s next breath: it may have devastating psychological effects or a potentially fatal outcome. This session highlights key aspects of the anatomy, physiology, and symptomology of strangulation. An exploration into lethality factors will help provide the importance in accurate recognition and response. A lack of “visible” injuries can sometimes halt or stop the investigation.

The presenter will provide tools and tips to aid the investigation from beginning to end, and strategies for developing a coordinated response between advocates, law enforcement, medical professionals, and prosecutors.

Stalking is not a new phenomenon, but has only recently been recognized as a significant and widespread problem. Research shows that millions of individuals are stalked each year, yet stalking is a crime that is often misunderstood. A discussion of the strong links between stalking and other crimes such as intimate partner violence and the increased risk of violence and lethality intimate partner stalking victims face will occur. The fear induced by stalking, the drastic way it disrupts victims’ lives, and the real dangers faced by many victims all demand effective intervention by law enforcement. Yet, stalking is exceptionally difficult to police-difficult to investigate, prosecute, and prevent. A focus on common stalking dynamics, offender characteristics, impact on victims, level of danger, and safety planning will be reviewed. This session will also highlight the most common technologies being used in stalking cases and identify the dangers posed to victims and their families and demonstrate how offenders use the technologies to advance their stalking tactics.
Case studies will be utilized throughout the training.

Dates: October 5, repeats Oct. 6

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 8

Location: Pocatello Police Department, 911 N. 7th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201

Cost: FREE

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)


Instructor(s): Boise Police Department Officer Sherri Coronado

Remarks: To register for this course, contact Jene Purman at 208-234-6129 or email at


October 5
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Pocatello Police Department


Pocatello Police Department
911 N. 7th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201 United States
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