These specialized training seminars are taught by Robert Hugh Farley MS who was the commanding officer (retired) of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police, Child Exploitation Unit in Chicago, IL. Under his command the Unit had a 100% court conviction rate. As a highly decorated Detective, Unit Supervisor and Deputy U.S. Marshal he has had over 28 years’ experience investigating and supervising all aspects of child abuse crimes – from sexual abuse to child homicide.
In 2007 Robert supervised the internal investigation, following sexual abuse allegations, at Oprah Winfrey’s School for Girls in South Africa. In 2011, he became the first police officer to conduct a child sexual abuse training seminar for the clergy in the Vatican – Rome. In 2015 and 2018, he returned back to Rome to speak about child sexual abuse for the clergy and administration in the Vatican – Rome.
As an internationally recognized expert, consultant, author and instructor in child abuse investigation techniques Robert has conducted thousands of child abuse investigation training seminars for the U.S. Department of Justice, the F.B.I. and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in all 50 of the United States and in 22 different countries for INTERPOL.
As a result of his unique training curriculum, the numerous investigative techniques he developed have been implemented by thousands of police departments, child protection agencies, child advocacy centers, MDT’s and prosecutors throughout the world