COURSES

Sexual Assault Investigation

Lafayette, Louisiana - August 18-19, 2025

Sexual assault cases are some of the most challenging types of investigations that criminal investigators face. Delays in reporting, uneasy victims, lack of evidence, and credible suspects often reduce the likelihood of successful prosecution. Participants in this course, whether new investigators or seasoned veterans, will learn innovative, courtroom-proven investigative techniques. Attendees will examine types and sources of evidence, rapport building with victims, suspect interview techniques, supportive services, beneficial pretrial motions, case law, and issues surrounding false reports. Case studies illustrate key points.

The course instructors are veteran sexual assault investigators who offer proven methods and are passionate about conducting aggressive investigations that lead to positive outcomes. Participants will leave with increased understanding, tools to conduct more in-depth investigations, resources to better manage victims, and tactics to obtain information from suspects.

This training is recommended for officers new to law enforcement, veteran investigators, and police supervisors.

Cost:
$425.00 per attendee
Length of Course:
8AM to 5PM, Day 1
8AM to Noon, Day 2
Seminar Location:
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Public Safety Complex
1825 W. Willow St.
Scott, Louisiana 70583
Nearby Hotels:
Hampton Inn
2144 W Willow St.
Scott, Louisiana 70583
(337) 236-6161

Drury Inn & Suites
120 Alcide Dominique Dr.
Lafayette, Louisiana 70506
(337) 262-0202

Agency Contact:
Karen E. Matthews
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
(337) 236-5607
Karen.Matthews@lafayettesheriff.com