- The Police force shall incorporate in its educational program for new law enforcement officers training in:
- The nature, dimension, and causes of intrafamily offenses;
- The legal rights and remedies available to a victim or perpetrator of an intrafamily offense;
- The services and facilities available to a victim or perpetrator of an intrafamily offense;
- 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
- Techniques for handling an intrafamily offense that minimize the likelihood of injury to the officer and promote the safety of the victim.
- The training shall stress the importance of enforcing the law against intrafamily offenses. The Police force may:
- Utilize the resources of any law enforcement agency or community organization; and
- Invite any community organization that provides counselling or assistance to victims of intrafamily offenses to help in planning and presenting the training program.
- 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.
- 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
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
(Apr. 30, 1991, D.C. Law 8-261, § 2(c)(2), 37 DCR 5001.)