North Platte - Today marked the first in a series of “Beyond the Basics: Investigating Child Abuse” trainings hosted by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. The initial training was held in North Platte with nearly twenty law enforcement members from the surrounding regional area.
Attorney General Doug Peterson opened the session that was then lead by AGO Child Abuse Investigator Kerry Crosby along with Assistant Attorney General Bill Tangeman.
“Law enforcement in our state are tasked with many responsibilities and they are asked to be community caretakers, serving and reaching the public. It is imperative that they are provided the necessary training to comprehend the issues facing their communities,” stated Peterson.
The League of Nebraska Municipalities supported and advocated for training not only for statewide, regional sessions but for support materials including DVDs and modules providing child abuse investigative training for law enforcement.
The project materials were completed earlier this fall and will be administered through the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC) in Grand Island. Materials are being distributed and made available by the League of Nebraska Municipalities or through the Attorney General’s Office for certified law enforcement only.
Additional trainings will continue the reminder of this year and through 2016 to regionally serve law enforcement across Nebraska.