In an era of unparalleled transparency and calls for police accountability to the public they serve, internal affairs investigations are more vital to agency operations than ever before. This training is geared towards any investigators and/or supervisors who are involved in the process of investigating officers for potential wrongdoing, making disciplinary decisions and/or defending those findings and decisions in court, arbitration or civil service proceedings.
This training will help prepare investigators and supervisors to conduct investigations in a way that avoids common pitfalls, utilizes best practices and proceeds in a manner that is defensible in the court of law and the court of public opinion.
Case studies will be utilized in this training to help attendees in balancing officers’ rights to fair treatment along with the organization’s obligation to maintain the highest standards of conduct for the men and women who protect and serve.
The damage caused by police misconduct—to the organization and to the public
Complaint intake, transparency and the public trust
Officers’ rights in IA investigations
Making Discipline Stick in Law Enforcement