New intimate partner training for police
A new training program to help police better respond to incidents of intimate partner violence is being given to police across the province.
The program will help officers with assessing risk, investigation and arrest protocols, recognizing the signs of abuse or injuries that are not always obvious, supporting children on scene and emergency protection orders.
Justice Minister Mark Furey says it’s important police officers are provided with the training they need to deal professionally and effectively with victims and their children, who are often in the house when incidents of abuse occur.
Six train-the-trainer sessions are being held during the next two months. Officers from the RCMP, municipal and military police will receive the training.