Howard County Police Chief William J. McMahon has been chosen to join law enforcement leaders from around the nation this week at a national seminar on violence against women.
McMahon is one of 23 participants selected to attend the National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women, sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
The program is a three-day seminar to be held this week in Atlanta, according to the Police Department. The participants will explore approaches to investigating domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking crimes.
"This is a great opportunity to learn more about best practices around the country related to domestic violence and to talk about the successes we have seen over the last few years in Howard County," McMahon said in a news release announcing his selection.
Under McMahon, the department has created a unit dedicated to handling domestic violence cases.