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Best Practices for Conducting Fair and Legally Compliant Public Safety Administrative Investigations

CATEGORY: Seminars
DATE: November 01 2022, 9:00 am

A public safety administrative investigation is a key element in whether an agency will be successful in imposing discipline. What do decision-makers, hearing lawyers and courts look for in an investigation report? This two-day course will unlock the difference between a public safety administrative investigation that supports discipline versus those that undermine it.

This POST-approved course provides a complete guide to conducting a fair and thorough public safety investigation that will create a defensible disciplinary action in the event of sustained findings.  You will gain an understanding of the impact that good decision-making and strategy have on the agency’s success in defending investigations and winning appeals.

This 2-day seminar will encompass legal aspects of a properly conducted public safety investigation, including topics such as:

  • Overview of the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBR) and the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act (FBOR) and the consequences of violations for your agency
  • Best practices in initiating and organizing the public safety investigation
  • How to obtain documents and other evidence
  • Interview techniques and transcript recommendations, plus pitfalls to avoid
  • Identifying common mistakes during investigations and solutions
  • Current and emerging legal trends in public safety allegations and discipline

Who Should Attend?

  • Personnel assigned to a police department’s professional standards unit, most notably investigators, and the supervisors, managers, risk management, fire department and human resources professionals that manage or oversee public safety personnel investigations.

Where?

Lakewood Country Club 

3101 E Carson Street

Lakewood, CA 90712

Items provided:

  • Presentation materials.
  • Coffee and water.

When?

This is a two-day in-person seminar. You must attend both days in order to receive credit.

Dates:   November 1, 2022, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; AND

November 2, 2022, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

POST:

This course has been submitted for 12 hours of POST credit. In order to receive credit, you must sign in with your name and POST ID on both days of the workshop.

MCLE:

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore is an approved MCLE provider. Participating attorneys are eligible for 12 hours of MCLE. The person from your agency that registers for this event will receive the official set of MCLE forms. In order to receive your MCLE credit, you will need to complete and return these forms that will be available at the workshop.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received in writing by October 25, 2022, to receive a full refund, less a $15 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after that time. Participant substitutions are accepted any time prior to October 31, 2022.

Questions?

Please contact Melanie Veach at mveach@lcwlegal.com or 310-981-2087.

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