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The DC Code: § 16-1034 Training program.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
The Police force shall incorporate in its educational program for new law enforcement officers training in:
1
The nature, dimension, and causes of intrafamily offenses;
2
The legal rights and remedies available to a victim or perpetrator of an intrafamily offense;
3
The services and facilities available to a victim or perpetrator of an intrafamily offense;
4
The legal duties imposed on a police officer to enforce the provisions of this subchapter and to offer protection and assistance to a victim of an intrafamily offense; and
5
Techniques for handling an intrafamily offense that minimize the likelihood of injury to the officer and promote the safety of the victim.
b
The training shall stress the importance of enforcing the law against intrafamily offenses. The Police force may:
1
Utilize the resources of any law enforcement agency or community organization; and
2
Invite any community organization that provides counselling or assistance to victims of intrafamily offenses to help in planning and presenting the training program.
c
At least 20 hours of basic training in responding to an intrafamily offense shall be required of any new law enforcement officer prior to the law enforcement officer's permanent appointment.
d
Any currently employed law enforcement officer shall be required to participate in an 8-hour course designed to familiarize the law enforcement officer with the dynamics of intrafamily offenses.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-1034. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 8-261, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 16-1031. DC CODE § 16-1034 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 30, 1991, D.C. Law 8-261, § 2(c)(2), 37 DCR 5001.)