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Administrative Investigations for First Line Supervisors  

This course provides first line supervisors with the basic skills to conduct administrative investigations of minor misconduct of both sworn and non-sworn public safety personnel. We will teach you how to take the initial complaint, conduct witness interviews and complete a final report. You will also learn to evaluate the severity of the complaint and determine if the complaint can be handled by the supervisor or should be forwarded to Internal Affairs.

We will examine the procedural differences between administrative and criminal investigations. Current legal issues and Early Intervention Systems will be discussed. By the end of the course, you will be able to conduct a basic administrative investigation and provide management with the necessary elements to make an informed decision.

Topics Include

  • What is a complaint
  • Complaint intake processs
  • Early intervention systems
  • Legal issues
  • Preparing for the interview
  • Conducting an administrative investigation
  • Documenting the administrative investigation
  • Complaint dispositions
  • Scenario exercises


First line supervisors and public safety, human resource, state, county and city personnel with the authority to conduct employee investigations

Course Length

24 hours


This course is not designed for officers assigned to an internal affairs unit or officers who have previously attended IPTM’s Police Internal Affairs course.


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