CLINTON — DeWitt County Sheriff Jered W. Shofner has been chosen as one of several law enforcement representatives to participate in a conference on how to improve police response to violent crimes against women.
The Illinois Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence against Women will be held in East Peoria from April 23 through 26. It is hosted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
The purpose of the institute is to raise the response to crimes of violence against women to a higher spot on law enforcement's agenda.
Shofner is one of 23 participants who will explore new approaches for investigating crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It will also look into ways to help crime victims and hold perpetrators accountable.
Expenses for participants to attend the institute are covered under a grant to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Violence against Women.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest and largest non-profit membership organization of police executives, with over 22,500 members from police agencies of all sizes in 108 different countries.
For more information, visit IACP's website at: http://www.theiacp.org.