Kansas Peace Officers Association

P.O. Box 2592, Wichita, KS 67201
(316) 722-8433  |  kpoa@kpoa.org

"Co-operation and Justice"

Sexual Assault Investigations

  • 09/20/2023
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Patterson Health Center, 485 KS-2, Anthony, KS 67003

This training will provide information regarding the dynamics of sexual assault, how trauma can affect individuals, how to interact with a survivor of sexual assault and how to conduct a trauma informed interview.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the dynamics of sexual assault
  • Improved ability to conduct a trauma informed interview of a victim
  • Understand how victim trauma can impact the response and investigation of sexual assault
  • Identify and classify sex crimes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of special considerations in sex crimes, such as child abuse and strangulation
  • Improved ability to interact with the victim


Shannon Leeper
Criminal Investigator II
Johnson County District Attorney’s Office

About the Presenter:

Shannon Leeper is a veteran law enforcement officer with 25 years of experience. She graduated from the Johnson County Regional Police Academy (1st in her class) and began a career with the Lenexa Kansas Police Department in 1998. In 2005, she joined the Investigations Division as a general assignment detective. She helped establish a Special Victims Unit in 2008, where she remained for 17 years. During her time with the Lenexa Police Department, Shannon took great pride in developing and presenting training for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, medical providers, advocates, and other stake holders. Following retirement, she gained experience as a Title IX investigator for a large, public university before returning to criminal investigations. Shannon currently works for the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office. She is the longest standing member of the Johnson County Sexual Assault Response Team, and the current Chair. She represents District 1 as a Governor for the Kansas Peace Officers Association (KPOA), and she is an investigator for the Johnson County Officer Involved Critical Incident Investigations Team (OICIIT). She continues to provide training and case consultation. 

Cost:  FREE


Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 13, 2023

How to Register:
To register, create an account and login, then select the number of people you want to register and click “Register Now.” If you need assistance registering, contact trainingteam@kcsdv.org.


We welcome people of all abilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact trainingteam@kcsdv.org. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.


Cobblestone Inn and Suites – Harper
899 Frontage Road
Harper, KS 67058
(620) 896-2400


Training Questions: 
Annabelle Arndt
Rural Sexual Assault Project Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Registration Questions:
Training Team
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Sponsored by:

This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-WR-AX-0038 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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