CBRPD Selected as Pilot Site for IACP Domestic Violence Project
Central Bucks Regional Police is one of just six in the nation selected to pilot a new program for enhanced response to domestic violence.
The International Association of Police Chiefs will provide training, support and technical assistance to CBRPD in its role as a pilot site for the Enhancing Community Trust: Proactive Approaches to Domestic and Sexual Violence project.
“Congratulations to the Central Bucks Regional Police Department for your commitment to strengthening your agency response to sexual violence, domestic/intimate partner violence, strangulation, and stalking. We are excited to partner with you and look forward to the meaningful and important work ahead.” in a letter from Kristen McGeeney, IACP Project Manager.
CBRPD has a history of taking pro-active steps to develop innovative and comprehensive approaches to policing that meets the needs of the community. “We are honored to be part of this innovative program that will address investigative procedures and promising practices for working with victims of intimate partner violence and gender-based violence,” Chief Karl Knott said. “The first contact victims have with the criminal justice system is the police; if police response is inadequate, it can negatively affect the victim. We want to make sure that doesn’t happen. Everything we do matters.”