All training provided through Holler Training is seated in the belief and knowledge that multidiscipline and community approaches are the best way to protect child victims.
Serving as Chief of Police for Liberty Township, Adams County, PA for 16 years and also being Fire Marshal for 8 of those years has provided me with an abundance of experience/material to draw upon for training purposes. Prior to my law enforcement career I served as a paid firefighter for 23 years for Montgomery County, MD.
In 2005 I became an Internet Crimes Against Children Investigator starting the first task force in Adams County. I conducted pro-active Internet investigations making multiple arrests for possession of child pornography and undercover chat related arrests for soliciting sex from a minor.
Internationally known, my training focuses on crimes against children investigations and thousands of attorneys, judges, law enforcement professionals, medical, mental health and public health professionals, social workers, and advocates both in the United States and internationally have benefited from my training and technical assistance on a range of topics specifically related to crimes against children. Over 30 years of law enforcement/public service experience has allowed me to see firsthand the failures and successes of child abuse investigations and the degree to which the well being of a child victim depends on the actions adults and professionals are willing to take.
I had the privilege of being the founder and board president of the Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center in Gettysburg, PA and past board president of the Wetzel-Tyler County, WV Child Advocacy Center in Paden City, WV and the Board Chair of the Adams County Domestic Violence Shelter (Survivors Inc.) in Gettysburg, PA.
It is my belief that our number one goal should be to provide the child victim the opportunity to become a survivor. In order to make this happen, every member of the team must do their part throughout the entire process. This means from the onset of the investigation, through the prosecution process, and lastly (and most importantly) the on-going services that must be provided to the child.
About Chief Holler
Chief of Police (Retired)
Liberty Township Police Dept.
Jim Holler, Crimes Against Children Consultant