Best Practices for Conducting Fair and Legally Compliant Internal Affairs Investigations

CATEGORY: Seminars
DATE: June 21 2022, 9:00 am

The Internal Affairs 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 IA report? This two-day course will unlock the difference between an IA that supports discipline versus those that undermine it.

This POST-approved course provides a complete guide to conducting a fair and thorough internal affairs 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 IAs and winning appeals.

This 2-day seminar will encompass legal aspects of a properly conducted IA Seminar, including topics such as:

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


Citrus Heights Community Center, South Flex A Room

6300 Fountain Square Dr, Citrus Heights, CA 95621

Items provided:

  • Presentation materials.
  • Coffee, continental breakfast, and lunch.


Complimentary parking outside community center


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

Dates:   June 21, 2022, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; AND

June 22, 2022, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Who Should Attend?

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

POST Certified:

This course has been approved 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.


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 by June 14, 2022, to receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after that time. Participant substitutions are accepted any time prior to June 20, 2022.


Please email Andy Baldenegro at abaldenegro@lcwlegal.com or 310.981.2320

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