Event Detail2018-08-04T15:43:11+00:00
Seminar Title

Investigating Citizen Complaints & Officer Misconduct for Street Supervisors

Dates of Events

06/30/2020 through 07/01/2020

Last Updated: 04/22/2020
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: Tarrant County Sheriff's Academy - 1500 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 6555 Park Brook, Forest Hill, TX 76140
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Investigating Citizen Complaints & Officer Misconduct for Supervisors

With an ever mounting scrutiny on the law enforcement profession, it is imperative that departments, specifically departmental leadership and supervisors, prepare/establish/develop an Internal Affairs Unit and identify the right persons to conduct the internal affairs function. This course will cover topics ranging from the legal requirements, formation, selection of personnel, complaint processing to closing cases. The consequences of an inadequate or substandard investigation can lead to political ramifications and civil charges for departments and supervisors.

Course Objectives
· Accountability of the Internal Affairs Unit & all Supervisors– By examining in detail the creation, training and selection of investigators for an internal affairs unit, departments and supervisors can minimize consequences of an inadequate investigation.

Pro-active administrative enforcement of misconduct: What it is and how to do it ? You may be doing it and just don't know it.

· Legal Considerations of the Internal Affairs Process – This session will cover case and statutory law in order to prepare each investigator and supervisors with a working knowledge of the legal requirements and ramifications relative to internal affairs investigations.

· Ethical Concerns – This session will cover and discuss ethical considerations for supervisors, investigators, and officers and departments that will lead to policy review and scrutiny in an existing internal affairs unit.

· Administering Complaints and Supervising the Investigation – By examining the processes and creating standard procedures with foundation for processing and investigating complaints the supervisor begins to develop procedures that maintain compliance to legal requirements and policy considerations. The significant difference between criminal and administrative violations the need for an administrative policy more expansive than criminal sanctions agency response to the domestic incident supervisory support tools for our employees further employment actions. 

Sexual Misconduct - With the current state of the problem in law enforcement it is essential to have in place policies specific to ensure that proper investigative techniques and tools essential for field supervision and control.