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Are Police Officers Trained to Investigate Sexual Assault Cases?

In Canada, sexual assault cases are investigated by police officers who are specifically trained in the area of sexual assault investigations.

The training that sexual assault investigators receive is focused on creating a consistent and thorough investigation into sexual assault cases, while respecting the needs of victims and witnesses. The training is designed to enhance investigations of sexual assault by promoting best practices, including a trauma-informed, survivor centric approach. A trained sexual assault investigator will be assigned to your case.



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