Domestic Violence Training

Response to and Investigation of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Training

NSA, with funding from the Office on Violence Against Women, is offering free two-day trainings to eight agencies entitled “Response to and Investigation of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking.”  A multidisciplinary team of law enforcement officer, prosecutor, and victim advocate teach six main components:  Lethality, Liability, Dynamics, Investigating, Interviewing, and Federal Laws pertaining to domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking cases.  The target audience for this training is front line officers, detectives, investigators, and other non-supervisory officers.

Any agency can host this training.  The agency must provide the facility and an LCD projector with screen.  Additionally, the host of the training site must commit to enrolling 65 trainees to participate, which can include practitioners from other local agencies.  Participants are responsible for their transportation, lodging, and meals.

Download the training curriculum.

If you are interested in hosting the training, or have any questions, please contact Jessica Vanderpool at 703-838-5303.


Law Enforcement Training:  "Domestic Violence Intervention and Investigation"

This two-day training is open to members of law enforcement, criminal justice, advocacy agencies, and other community organizations involved with domestic violence prevention and awareness.

An expert law enforcement officer teaches the five main components of this training: liability, the dynamics of domestic violence, investigation and interviewing, prosecuting domestic violence cases, and solutions and resource development.

During this training, participants will learn how to:

  • Use new interviewing, evidence gathering, and probable cause determination techniques in domestic violence cases
  • Conduct more effective investigations to hold offenders accountable and therefore prevent future abuse
  • Enhance the safety of victims of domestic violence and of responding officers
  • Decrease the risk of lawsuits against law enforcement agencies
  • Apply federal and state laws pertaining to domestic violence
  • Enforce protection orders
  • Describe evidence-based investigation and prosecution
  • Describe the dynamics of domestic violence
  • Identify counseling, shelter, and legal resources for the victim
  • Identify law enforcement's role in a coordinated community response to domestic violence crimes.

Depending on state regulations, individuals who complete this training can receive 14 hours of POST certification.

This training can be hosted by any agency.  Agency must provide the facility and an LCD projector with screen, NSA provides the rest.  A minimum of 25 attendees is required to hold the training for a cost of only $185 per person.  A flat fee of $4,500 is charged for classes of less than 25.  Participants are responsible for their transportation, lodging, and meals.


Domestic Violence Training for Communications Professionals (Dispatchers/Call Takers)

This one-and-a-half-day training is for dispatchers, call takers, and other emergency services telecommunication professionals and their supervisors. 

An expert law enforcement officer teaches contemporary concepts of domestic violence intervention and investigation.

During this training, participants will learn how to:

  • Conduct effective responses to domestic violence 9-1-1 calls
  • Use new interviewing, evidence gathering, and probable cause determination techniques in domestic violence cases
  • Enhance the safety of victims of domestic violence and of officers responding to domestic violence calls
  • Apply federal and state laws pertaining to domestic violence
  • Identify liability issues for dispatchers/call takers
  • Describe the dynamics of domestic violence
  • Identify the impact of domestic violence on society.

Depending on state regulations, individuals who complete this training can receive 10.5 hours of POST certification.

This training can be hosted by any agency.  Agency must provide the facility and an LCD projector with screen, NSA provides the rest.  A minimum of 25 attendees is required to hold the training for a cost of only $185 per person.  A flat fee of $4,500 is charged for classes of less than 25. Participants are responsible for their transportation, lodging, and meals.


Domestic Violence Training Locations

These trainings can be hosted by any agency.  Agency must provide the facility and an LCD projector with screen, NSA provides the rest. 

A minimum of 25 attendees is required to hold the training for a cost of only $185 per person.  A flat fee of $4,500 is charged for classes of less than 25.

Law enforcement agencies or other organizations interested in hosting a training should contact Jessica Vanderpool, Director of Special Projects.