Milton chief joins effort to end violence against women

Police Chief Deborah Harrell one of just 30 chosen for institute

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MILTON, Ga. – Milton Police Chief Deborah Harrell is one of just 30 law enforcement executives from across the country chosen to attend the 16th National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women.

During the four-day institute in Savannah hosted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Harrell, along with the other selected participants, will explore innovative approaches for investigating crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and stalking. She will leave the institute with strategies to help crime victims and hold perpetrators accountable.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for Milton to benefit from the best methods of prevention and response to crimes against women,” said Harrell. “It is an honor and a privilege to have been chosen to attend.”

Harrell’s cost to attend the institute is supported by a grant to the IACP from the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives, with more than 22,500 members in 108 different countries. IACP’s membership consists of the operating chief executives of international, federal, tribal, state, campus and local agencies of all sizes. Please visit www.theiacp.org for more information.