Congratulations to the 2010-2011 VOCAL State Aware Recipients
Angel House’s Annual Governor’s Conference for law enforcement training held on April 21st was a tremendous success. 275 law enforcement officers registered for the conference and reported the speakers were awesome. The morning training was conducted by Stan Walters “the Lie Guy”, instructing on kinesics interview and interrogations--invaluable training for all law enforcement. The afternoon session was conducted by Sgt. Terry Hall on interviewing skills for sexually abused children. This was an excellent training for all law enforcement officers; obtaining and keeping the child’s trust are key to convictions. Both of these instructors are to be commended for their dedication to victims and law enforcement. Without their agreeing to the donation of their time and talent, 275 law enforcement officers would not be as prepared as they are today. Sgt. Terry Hall works with the Indianapolis Police Department and has developed a valuable manual for use in child sex abuse cases. Stan Walters has a very informative CD for use in determining who is lying. His research is obvious when critiquing this work.
The State Awards ceremony was conducted by Captain Keith Barnett of the Montgomery Police Department with the Honorable Attorney General presenting each state award to the recipient.