U.S. Consulate Adana partnered with AKDAM (Adana Women’s Solidarity and Shelter Homes Association) in hosting Mr. Mark Wynn for a co-panel on Eliminating Domestic Violence. The panel, held in Divan Hotel in Adana, was titled: “Domestic/Sexual Violence Intervention, Effective Investigation, Community Collaboration and Response”
Twenty-one year member of the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department, Wynn, shared not only his valuable knowledge but also his personal and professional experiences with women working on domestic violence, with women from NGOs and state administration, who work on domestic violence issues.
About the speaker:
Twenty-one year member of the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department – Served as Lieutenant to the Domestic Violence Division – member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team for fifteen years
He is the recipient of 121 commendations and 51 awards and certificates including the 1995 National Improvement of Justice Award and the 1998 Nashvillian of the Year Award.
He recently received the 2012 Family Justice Center Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award
In 2011 he was awarded the “Visionary Award” by End Violence Against Women International and the Distinguished Faculty Award by the National District Attorney’s Association
In 2013 he was selected to the Executive Committee of the Nashville Davidson County Domestic Violence Safety and Accountability Assessment – Office of the Mayor
Selected in 1995 as one of the top ten police officers in the United States by the International Association of Chief’s of Police and Parade Magazine
Member of International Association of Chiefs of Police National Strategic Partnership on Violence Against Women – Faculty member to the National Leadership Institute
Consultant to the National Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime.
Consultant to the Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime – Training and Technical Assistance Center
Adjunct Instructor/Faculty to the National College of District Attorney’s conferences on Family Violence for twenty years.
Trainer/Consultant to the American Bar Association International Rule of Law Initiative
1994 Graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy – Session 178
Qualified as “expert” on the issue of family violence in state and federal court
In October of 1995 Lt. Wynn was invited to the White House by President Clinton to deliver a speech on strategies to prevent domestic violence in the United States.
In April 1993 Lt. Wynn was called to testify before Congress for the Energy and Commerce Committee – Subcommittee on Health and Environment. He spoke on the public health issue of violence in the family.
In June of 1994 he testified a second time before Congress going before the House of Representatives’ Committee on the Judiciary on the positive effects on mandatory arrest in incidents of family violence.
Consultant to the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence – Austin, Texas
Past board member to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic Violence.
In October of 1998 he was selected to represent U.S. Law Enforcement before the first United States/Russian conference on Violence Against Women in
Adjunct instructor to the University of Nevada’s National Council of Juvenile and family Court Judges on the issue of family violence.
Co-wrote the Police Officer Standards and Training certified curriculum on Law Enforcement Intervention and Investigation to Domestic and Sexual Violence
Adjunct instructor to the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy in Nashville
Member of the Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Member of the National Center for Victims of Crime
Past member of the Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council for development of policy and training curriculum for law enforcement and the courts for the State of Tennessee
Past instructor to the Nashville Metropolitan Police Academy – Recruit and In-Service Courses of Intervention and Investigation of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Advisor-Trainer to the Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Past advisory board member to the Commissioner of Human Services to the State of Tennessee on Family Violence and Child Abuse
Former member of the National Advisory Board to the Department of Justice -Office of Victim’s of Crime on Law Enforcement Response to Family Violence
Featured in the U.S. Justice Department training film “Albuquerque Journal“. This training film, on family violence for field officers, is used in police department’s family violence shelters across the country.
Featured in the California Police Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST) training film on Interviewing Techniques and Domestic Violence Victims
Subject of Dateline NBC’s segment titled “Cries for Help“. This news segment covered the subject of children victims of family violence.
Lt. Wynn has appeared on numerous other national television programs such as;
Lifetime Television series – Real Fear Real Crime – Bill Moyers – PBS, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Nickelodeon, Yorkshire (England) Television’s 3-D, NBC World News Tonight and ABC Evening