APD to give training on identifying child abuse, neglect

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque police spent the day learning how to handle some of the most delicate cases they could face.

Tuesday, the officers learned how to spot abuse and deal with children that have been victimized, as well as how to best speak with children during criminal investigations.

“We don’t want to expose them to excess trauma, so we want to give the officers the understanding of how the process goes in the interview of a child, and what’s the best avenue,” Lt. Nicholas Sanders said.

There are 50 officers in APD designated as “care” officers, specially trained to deal with child abuse and neglect cases. School resource officers also took part in the training.

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