Voto Joins National Effort to Combat Violence Against Women
Deputy chief to participate in four-day national leadership institute.
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the Tewksbury Police Department.)
Deputy Chief John Voto has been chosen as one of 30 law enforcement executives from across the country to participate in the 14thNational Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women hosted by The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
Through the Institute experience, IACP intends to raise the response to violence against women crimes higher on law enforcement’s agenda and support the adoption and maintenance of the best practices by the officers in the Tewksbury Police Department. Tewksbury Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of protection and service to all victims of crimes of violence and is constantly striving to approve its approach through education and innovative policing strategies. .
During the four-day Institute taking place in Kansas City, MO, on May 15-18, Deputy Chief Voto, along with the other selected participants, will explore innovative approaches for investigating crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Additional attention will center 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 be engaged in the development of action plans throughout the Institute in order to adopt new strategies for pro-active coordinated community collaboration upon returning to their departments.
Expenses for participants to attend the Institute are covered under a grant to the IACP from the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. The Tewksbury Police Department extends its sincerest appreciation to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women for this invaluable training opportunity that comes at a time when lean budgets certainly would not otherwise provide for participation. Unfortunately, it is in tough economic times such as these that this type of training is most needed and we look forward to using the knowledge Deputy Voto returns with to provide additional resources to the citizens of our Community.