Cape Girardeau Police Chief Joins National Effort to Combat Crimes of Violence Against Women

From an International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) news release

Cape Girardeau Police Department Chief Wes Blair has been chosen as one of several law enforcement executives from across the state to participate in the National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women hosted by The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Through the Institute experience, IACP intends to raise the response to
violence against women crimes higher on law enforcement’s agenda and support the
adoption of best practices by the officers in the Cape Girardeau Police Department.

During the four-day Institute taking place in Kansas City, Chief Blair, along with the
other selected participants, will explore innovative approaches for investigating crimes of
domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking. Additional attention will
center on assessing agency performance and sharing challenges and solutions with law
enforcement colleagues.

In on effort to help law enforcement agencies enhance their response to crimes of violence
against women, the National Institute will focus on planning and methods for effective
resource allocation to help crime victims and hold perpetrators accountable. The
participating law enforcement executives will be engaged in the development of action
plans throughout the Institute in order to adopt new strategies for proactive coordinated
community collaboration upon returning to their departments.

Attendance at the Institute is supported by a grant to the IACP from the United States
Deportment of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.