This is a free training provided by WIN Victim Services in Franklin County, PA. This course focuses on proper strangulation investigation that may be found in intimate partner violence crimes, sexual assault crimes, elder abuse crimes and child abuse crimes. Throughout this course, you will learn:
- How to identify critical injuries
- How to collect evidence and take proper documentation
- How to advocate for strangulation victims
- The importance of identifying predominate aggressors
To Sign Up…
Download this document, fill out your information, and send it to Eric Williams either by email (EricW@winservices.org) or fax (717-264-3168). If you are having problems downloading the document, email Eric to receive a copy.
Speaker: Lieutenant Tony Craigo, Putnam County Sheriff’s Department
Lt. Tony Craigo is a 23-year veteran of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. There, he works as the Lieutenant over CSU (Criminal Services Unit), which consists of the Major Crimes Unit, Drug Unit, Marshal Taskforce, and Domestic Violence Unit. Also, he is a batterer intervention prevention facilitator and instructs law enforcement at the West Virginia State Police Academy on domestic violence, lethality assessment, and strangulation investigation.
Lt. Craigo has instructed law enforcement and other professionals on domestic violence, sexual assault, strangulation, elder abuse, stress management, human trafficking and stalking. As a result, he has been awarded the Purple Ribbon Award by the WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence and was recognized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of West Virginia twice for Distinguished Service and Excellency.
Additionally, Lt. Craigo has represented rural policing in Washington D.C. on forums to include body camera use and gender bias in Violence Against Women’s crimes. He has testified in front of the WV House/Senate Interim Judiciary Committee regarding West Virginia’s strangulation bill and most recently educated members of Congress in Washington, D.C. at a Congressional Informational Briefing on behalf of Legal Services Corporation regarding representation of rural victims of domestic violence. Further, he trains and consults nationally for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life, SHIELD, and locally for the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, WV Foundation for Rape Information Services, and many other state agencies related to abuse.
PDF flyer available here: http://winservices.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Strangulation-Training-Flyer.pdf