Classes

Introduction to Law Enforcement
Inspections and Auditing Course # LEIA-101
Tools to improve Accountability and Transparency

Learn the fundamentals of inspections and auditing to enhance your skills and improve your effectiveness while adding value to your position and your organization. This course will provide you with fundamental inspections/audit techniques that have been successfully used to, Satisfy accreditation requirements; Reduce law enforcement liability, operational costs, and significantly Improve compliance. This class is the first in a series of two classes towards a Law Enforcement Inspections / Auditing Certificate (LEIAC)™. .

 

Law Enforcement Inspections and Auditing Certificate
Course # LEIA-201

Take the skills developed in the Introductory Law Enforcement Inspections and Audit course, LEIA-101 and demonstrate proficiency and professionalism in the certificate course and earn your Law Enforcement Inspections and Auditing Certificate™ (LEIAC™). The LEIAC™ designation will distinguish you from your peers and enhance  credibility with co-workers and management.

Introduction to Internal Affairs Investigations
Course # IA-101

Course Description:    Good administrative misconduct (IA) investigations are the cornerstone for transparency, accountability, public trust, community support and reducing organization liability.  This course provides fundamental investigative techniques that have been successfully used to complete basic and complex internal investigations. Best practices will be shared along with hands on practical application and tools that can be put to use immediately. This class is the first in a series of two internal affairs investigation courses.

This is a highly interactive / hands on, course.  Through facilitation, group discussion and team exercises attendees learn the fundamentals of internal affairs investigations, breaking down complex investigations, creating an interview matrix and writing a comprehensive report.  Templates will be shared for a variety of investigations such as Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Use of Force, criminal complaints and others.

IA-101 Course objectives:
Participants will have the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of;

  • The role and history of misconduct investigations in law enforcement
  • Responsibility to investigate and identification of complaints
  • Using templates / best practices for various types of investigations
  • How to prepare for and conduct effective interviews
  • Why and how to develop an interview matrix
  • Conducting investigations into criminal matters
  • Handling administrative evidence
  • Handling stress and risks for Internal Affairs Investigators

This class is for Law Enforcement Professionals (sworn and non-sworn)

  • With limited or no internal affairs experience and or training (this is an introductory course)
  • Responsible for Internal affairs investigations
  • Interested in law enforcement internal affairs investigations
  • Interested in best practices for internal affairs investigations
  • Interested in practical (hands-on) experience in conducting and writing internal affairs investigations

Course includes a flash drive containing class material to include templates and reports.  All participants must bring a laptop with ac power cord and PowerPoint, Word and Excel programs. Although not required it is best if the laptop has Internet WiFi capability.

Internal Affairs  Certificate™ (IAC™)
Course # IA-201

Take the skills developed in the Introductory Internal Affairs Investigations course, IA-101 and demonstrate proficiency and professionalism in the certificate course and earn your Internal Affairs  Certificate™ (IAC™). The IAC™ designation will distinguish you from your peers and enhance  credibility with co-workers and management.

IA-201 Course objectives:
Participants will individually demonstrate their ability to:

  • Identify the elements of a complaint and the investigative process
  • Demonstrate an understanding of legal issues / cases related to misconduct investigations
  • Complete a mock IA investigation
  • Identify steps of the investigative process
  • Formulate a "notice of investigation"
  • Develop interview questions
    • Create an interview matrix, and data points
    • Document interview/s
  • Document investigative procedures and work papers
  • Create an IA report, to include:
    • Executive Summary
    • Interview Summary
    • Investigative observations / findings
  • Present report and findings to the instructor

This class is for Law Enforcement Professionals (sworn and non-sworn)
* Who have successfully completed IA 101 within three years prior to the IA-201 course.
* Responsible for conducting administrative investitgations.
* Interested in obtaining the Internal Affairs Certificate. (IAC)™.
The (IAC)™ designation is awarded upon the successful completion of this course.

Sessions will include a flash drive containing reports, audit plans and programs.  All participants must bring a laptop with ac power cord, adobe reader, Word and Excel programs. Although not required it is best if the laptop has Internet WiFi capability.

 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING AVAILABLE

  • Early Intervention Program - Aka. EIP, EIIP, EWS, EIS
  • Statistical Sampling
  • Survey development and implementation
  • Leadership development
  • Auditing for financial fraud
  • Comprehensive agency wide Risk Assessments for Law Enforcement
  • Quality Assurance in law enforcement
  • Proactive Line and Staff inspections

In addition to courses listed we will also develop special courses based on client request.