Washington State's Mandated Sexual Assault Training for Law Enforcement Officers: Sexual Assault Investigations: Victim-Centered Engagement and Resiliency Tactics
Apr 22, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
"Don't Stop This Domestic Violence Call Too Soon" - Improving Law Enforcement Response to Uncovering Sexual Assault and Related Crimes
Apr 22, 2020 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Mike Davis retired as a Police Sergeant for the Vancouver, Washington Police Department in June, 2018. He has been a police officer since 1991 and served as a police officer in Illinois prior to relocating to Vancouver.
Sergeant Davis worked with community partnerships and department resources to help establish the City of Vancouver's first Domestic Violence unit and served as the first Domestic Violence Sergeant. In 2004, he was named Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer by the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for service to the victims of Domestic Violence. From 2006 until 2012 he supervised Detectives and Probation Officers while he coordinated the city's response to domestic violence crimes. With the foundation of the Domestic Violence Prosecution Center, community partners, and the Vancouver Police Department, a coordinated community response to domestic violence was enhanced, and is now co-located in one building. Sergeant Davis also serves on the Clark County Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault task force and served on the Washington State Attorney General's Advisory Board on Domestic Violence.
Sergeant Davis has presented for the Battered Women's Justice Project, End Violence Against Women International Conference, North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services, Washington State Correctional Association State Conference, Portland State University, Clark College, and various community events. In 2009, the Vancouver Police Department's Domestic Violence Unit was named Community Partnership Team of the Year by the Washington State Department of Corrections. He is the author of three book chapters, one on investigating domestic violence cases and the others on law enforcement response to intimate partner sexual violence.