Domestic Violence Response:
Strangulation Investigation and Predominant Aggressor Determination

Presented in partnership with Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and Metropolitan Center for Women and Children

Four Sessions Available:
– October 20th, 8:00-12:00
– October 20th, 12:30-4:30
– October 21st, 8:00-12:00
– October 21st, 12:30-4:30

Lunch will be served at all sessions.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Academy  

1801 Westbank Expressway
Harvey, LA 70058

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Domestic violence calls are some of the most dangerous calls an officer can respond to. Effective intervention in domestic violence situations can reduce future risk for both the victim and the responding officer. This four hour training addresses two crucial factors in domestic violence investigation: strangulation and predominant aggressor determination.

Training Topics Include:

  • Identifying strangulation in domestic violence cases
  • Prevalence and effects of strangulation
  • Effective documentation of strangulation
  • Strangulation-related statutes in Louisiana
  • Advanced domestic violence dynamics
  • Predominant aggressor determination
  • Identifying self-defense in domestic violence
  • Documentation of predominant aggressor factors


Officer Michael LaRiviere, Salem Police Department

Michael LaRiviere has been a member of the Salem Police Department since 1989.  His duties during his 6 years as Domestic Violence Liaison Officer (DVLO) included domestic violence investigations, policy/procedure development, and training. Michael’s work has significantly changed the way domestic violence cases are investigated in Salem and surrounding communities.  Michael is currently assigned to the Patrol Division where he continues to actively respond to and investigate crimes against victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and other violent crimes. He has conducted extensive training and is certified through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to train law enforcement, medical, social services, and legal professionals on these issues. Michael currently provides consultation and technical assistance nationally and has assisted in the development of training curricula for local, state, national and military audiences. Mr. LaRiviere earned his B.S. in Human Services at Springfield College.  He has been honored with a community award from HAWC (Help for Abused Women and Their Children) for taking concrete steps to end domestic violence and in 2002 he was recognized by the Office on Violence Against Women for his extraordinary contribution to the prevention of domestic violence.  Officer LaRiviere served as a member of the congressionally appointed Department of Defense Taskforce on Domestic Violence.


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