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HB200 Adult Sex Crimes Investigations Course – New Training Dates Announced

Sponsored by: Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

When: November 15-17, 2021 0800-1700 Hours
Where: Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, 641 E. 300 S. Suite#250, Vernal, Utah

When: February 7-9, 2022 0800-1700 Hours
Where: POST Headquarters, 410 W. 9800 S., Sandy, Utah

Brief Description: Three-day advanced course for sworn officers who investigate cases of sexual assault or sexual abuse, taught by Utah experts currently working in the field.

Course Description: This three-day course is offered for sworn officers who investigate cases of sexual assault or sexual abuse, taught by experts from multiple disciplines currently working in the field. Since its inception in 2018 this course has been offered semi-annually at the POST campus. Now, for the first time, it will be offered in the Uintah Basin. Training dates are November 15 – 17, 2021 at the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) in Vernal, Utah. The course is capped at 24, so register ASAP.

**There is no cost to attend this training** The creation of this course was authorized by the Utah Legislature with the passage of the Sexual Assault Kit Processing Act (HB 200, 2017). It mandated the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS)/Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), and the Utah Prosecution Council (UPC) to develop and deliver a course with emphasis in the following areas:

• recognizing the symptoms of trauma
• understanding the impact of trauma on a victim
• responding to the needs and concerns of a victim of sexual assault
or sexual abuse
• delivering services to victims of sexual assault or sexual abuse in a compassionate, sensitive, and nonjudgmental manner
• understanding cultural perceptions and common myths of sexual assault and sexual abuse
• techniques of writing reports
• trauma-informed and victim-centered interview techniques, which have been demonstrated to minimize retraumatizing victims

The course will cover the entire process of investigating a sexual assault from initial response through final resolution. The goal is to provide attendees with a solid foundation and understanding of the processes and resources available to them. The skills, networking, and knowledge gained will instill the confidence needed to obtain justice throughout the criminal process for all those involved. This course does not teach FIT interviewing (juvenile victims), but does welcome those certified in FIT to attend.

**Officers are responsible for their own lodging and per diem**

Please register for the training through the POST Acadis Portal

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