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Special Issues in Internal Affairs Investigations  

Interactive group exercises are an integral part of this intensive course which will teach you how to overcome some of the more difficult challenges facing internal affairs investigators. We will explore the current trends and problematic areas that have emerged over the past five years and you will leave better equipped to handle these issues when confronted with them.

The course begins with the review of legislative and case law changes in the Florida Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights. You will learn how to handle issues involving compliance review hearings, integrity testing, body worn cameras, and freedom of speech. You will also learn how to address disciplinary trends involving social media, on-duty personal cell phone usage and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA).

Topics Include

  • Legislative and case law changes in the Florida Police Officer Bill of Rights
  • Compliance review hearings
  • Driver’s Privacy Protection Act
  • On-duty personal cell phone usage
  • Freedom of speech and the impact of social media
  • Police integrity testing
  • Body worn cameras

Audience

Experienced Florida internal affairs investigators, although out of state IA investigators will find 80% of the material useful

Course Length

16 hours

What Our Students Are Saying

  • “I wish I had this class when I first became a supervisor!!! Great Class!!!” – C.T.
  • “Current issues – excellent. Very good program, up to date, found to be relevant.” – Chief Dep. G.F.
  • “Cell phones and social media in I.A. investigations were most beneficial.” – Sgt. J.S.
  • “I found case law relevant to cell phones and body camera (perception differences) very interesting. All of the covered material was needed. Great job with the practical examples of pertinent issues/liability issues and which policies should really be in place for every agency. Thank you.” – Lt. S.C.
  • “Timely information on topics such as when agencies are allowed to access officer’s cell phone records and social media implications.“ – Sgt. N.I.
  • “Great instructor. Extremely well versed and great teacher!” – Cmdr. M.K.

 

 

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Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online at www.iptm.org and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for a class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you.

Please do not make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Ground transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. Special rates have been negotiated at select hotels in Jacksonville for IPTM students. For more information, please visit the Locations/Lodging tab on our website at www.iptm.org or call us at (904) 620-4786.