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Police Internal Affairs  

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.

Topics Include

  • 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

Audience

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

Course Length

40 hours

What Our Students Are Saying

  • “Provided information necessary to conduct the investigation coupled with excellent class discussion and practical exercises.” – W.R.
  • “IA policies, administrative law, and the class projects were extremely useful and informative.” – B.C.
  • “Covers all aspects of internal affairs/provides examples of documents to use on thumb drive.” – C.B.
  • “I have been doing this assignment for some time and the course was a good refresher. It assured me that my agency was doing many things correct. I also learned areas to work on or change to improve the process.” – Lt. M.B.
  • "Great class. I was impressed how relevant and up to date all the material presented was. Instructors obviously care about the course. Bravo!" – T.M.
  • “Class was very organized. As a new commander of our IA unit, I feel this class has tremendously prepared me for my responsibilities. The instructors were great!!” – C.C.
  • “Verified our current policy, procedures and practices are correct and up to date. All AI investigators should attend this course ASAP of entering the unit.” – J.E.
  • “Excellent setting and facilities for the class. I really enjoyed the course material and presentation. This will definitely help me in my new position as an IA Detective at my agency.” –Det. B.L. (I.A.)

 

Police Internal Affairs
    10/14/2019 - 10/18/2019 Jacksonville  Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $795.00
Hotel and Location Information:  IPTM - University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
Instructor(s): Eugene Stokes
 

Police Internal Affairs
    12/2/2019 - 12/6/2019 Jacksonville  Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $795.00
Hotel and Location Information:  IPTM - University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
Instructor(s): Aleric "Rick" Fox, Susan Howell, Steven Hall
 

Police Internal Affairs
    3/16/2020 - 3/20/2020 Jacksonville  Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $895.00
Hotel and Location Information:  IPTM - University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
Instructor(s):
 

Police Internal Affairs
    4/20/2020 - 4/24/2020 Southlake Texas    
Class times:  12:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $895.00
Location Information:  Southlake Police Department
Room TBD,  100 East Dove Road Southlake, TX 76092
Instructor(s):
 

Police Internal Affairs
    6/15/2020 - 6/19/2020 Jacksonville  Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $895.00
Hotel and Location Information:  IPTM - University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
Instructor(s):
 

Police Internal Affairs
    8/3/2020 - 8/7/2020 Altamonte Springs Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $895.00
Location Information:  Altamonte Springs Police Department
Training Room,  225 Newburyport Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Instructor(s):
 

Police Internal Affairs
    9/14/2020 - 9/18/2020 Jacksonville  Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $895.00
Hotel and Location Information:  IPTM - University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
Instructor(s):
 

Police Internal Affairs
    9/28/2020 - 10/2/2020 Tempe Arizona    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $895.00
Location Information:  Tempe Police Department
Apache Substation,  1855 East Apache Blvd. Tempe, AZ 85281
Instructor(s):
 

Police Internal Affairs
    12/7/2020 - 12/11/2020 Jacksonville  Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $895.00
Hotel and Location Information:  IPTM - University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
Instructor(s):
 

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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.

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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.