Representatives from the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) will join panelists for a webinar on “Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents during Investigative and Tactical Operations.” The webinar is hosted by the International Association of Police Chiefs (IACP) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, it will air Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST.
Panelists will discuss the potential risks children of arrested parents face during investigative and tactical operations, and will provide strategies and best practice recommendations that will allow law enforcement to reduce these risks and protect children. Resources will be provided to assist law enforcement agencies in developing and implementing a policy to safeguard children during these operations.
Presentations will include:
- An overview of the impact of parental arrests on children, whether or not they were there during the arrest
- A discussion of the development and implementation of model protocols to protect children during investigative and tactical operations
- Tips and tactics to use during field operations to reduce trauma to children of arrested parents
- Strategies for building community partnerships to ensure the safety of children of arrested parents
Mark Lomax, Executive Director, National Tactical Officers Association
Major Ed Allen, Seminole County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, National Tactical Officers Association Board of Directors
Major Scott Ballou, Seminole County (FL) Sheriff’s Office
To learn more, register for the webinar here.