This comprehensive course will provide you with a model procedures approach for handling the internal affairs needs and requirements of small, medium and large public safety agencies. You will acquire the knowledge of investigative techniques and the understanding of legal guidelines necessary to function as an internal affairs investigator to include cases that concern criminal violations and officer-involved shootings.
We will take you step-by-step through the process of conducting professional, thorough, and objective administrative and internal affairs investigations, as well as the specialized investigation of sexual harassment and hostile work place complaints.
We will also present you with in-depth information on the latest court rulings and nationally accepted procedures surrounding the complaint process and internal affairs investigations, employee rights, social media policies and guidelines, relevant administrative laws related to record keeping, and the releasing of information to the media. Finally, you will learn unique, effective interview techniques to prepare for and conduct interviews of complainants, witnesses, and accused officers.
This course will benefit newly assigned Internal Affairs Officers or supervisors, experienced Internal Affairs Officers who want to update their skills, civilian Internal Affairs Investigators, and administrators and managers who want to understand how internal affairs investigations should be conducted.
- Ethics and integrity in public safety
- IA policies, rules, and procedures
- Complaint intake and processing
- Integrity testing/stings
- Preparing for and conducting interviews
- Case file preparation, records systems and early intervention systems
- Sexual harassment and hostile work place investigations
- Legal issues and case law
- Officer-involved shootings and in-custody death investigations
- Body worn cameras
- Group projects and presentations
Officers assigned to administrative and internal affairs investigations; personnel assigned to professional compliance units; law enforcement and public safety administrators; and human resource and city/county managers who oversee the personnel assigned to a law enforcement or public safety agency