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State’s attorney’s office participates in training for police officers


From Illinois Business Journal news services

EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office participated in a recent training for local police officers on child physical and sexual abuse investigations.

First Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer Mudge and Assistant State’s Attorney Kathleen Nolan, head of the Children’s Justice Division, discussed child abuse investigations with patrol officers as part of a two-hour training sponsored by the Southwestern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission.

Officers learned about laws and various elements that are unique to child abuse cases. Additionally, evidence collection, reporting writing and follow-up investigations were among many of the topics discussed at the training which was held recently at Edwardsville City Hall

“Trainings such as these allow for us to let our partners in law enforcement know what we need to build the most thorough and comprehensive case we can against a defendant,” said State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons. “That give us our best shot at achieving justice for our victims.”

To learn more about trainings offered by SILEC,  visit

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