Our service in this area includes the analysis and/or design of domestic violence protocols for police and corporate entities. Training in these areas is also offered.

Experts Available to Consult in Matters Related to Domestic Violence

Sandra M. Carroll

Ms. Carroll was a twenty-seven year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department. She served in various assignments including the Internal Investigation Division and the Criminal Investigation Division's Narcotics Unit. She developed and implemented the Baltimore Police Department's program for the investigation of domestic violence incidents. She trained officers who were to be assigned to domestic violence investigations, counseled victims of domestic violence, and established outreach programs in the community. She received the Governor's Victim Assistance Award twice for her work in the field of domestic violence. After retiring from the department, she served as a Maryland State District Court Commissioner.

Margaret W. Patten

Colonel Patten has over twenty-six years of service with the Baltimore Police Department. As the Chief of the Research and Development Bureau, she commands the Planning and Research Division, Grant Compliance Division, and Special Projects Division. She also serves as the agency's domestic violence coordinator. She has developed an internationally recognized police-involved domestic violence policy. Her work in this area resulted in the Baltimore Police Department's designation as a national demonstration center by the U.S. Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Office, and the award of nearly one million dollars in a federal grant. She has lectured extensively on the subject of domestic violence and has received numerous awards for her work in the field. She directed the establishment of a domestic violence unit in each of Baltimore's nine police districts. She instituted a mandatory reporting requirement for all domestic-related calls for service, conceived and developed the domestic violence General Order, co-developed the Model Domestic Violence Policy for the Maryland Law Enforcement Community, and designed a strategy to reach more victims of domestic violence by using billboards, posters, and multi-lingual brochures.

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