Best Practices for Conducting Fair and Legally Compliant Internal Affairs Investigations

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Best Practices for Conducting Fair and Legally Compliant Internal Affairs Investigations

Category: Seminars / Webinars
Date Start: Jun 13, 2018 09:00 AM
Date End: Jun 14, 2018 04:00 PM
Best Practices for Conducting Fair and Legally Compliant Internal Affairs Investigations

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. Topics include: 

  • All aspects of the POBR as it relates to investigations, including frequent POBR issues raised by witnesses and/or their representatives. 
  • Identifying common mistakes made during IA investigations. 
  • How to make sure findings are in line with the discipline that is ultimately proposed. 
  • Strategic decisions that must be made when crafting the investigative report and supporting documents. 
  • Interactive exercises to illustrate effective interviewing techniques and pitfalls to avoid.

 This course includes a continental breakfast and lunch both days. 


Fullerton Community Center (Conveniently located by the Fullerton Metrolink Station

340 W. Commonwealth Avenue

Fullerton, CA 92835

Who Should Attend? 
Police Sergeants, Lieutenants, and other command staff responsible for internal affairs/personnel investigations, as well as risk managers and human resources professionals who assist public safety departments with personnel administration. 

POST Credit: 
This course has been approved for up to 12 hours of POST credit.


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