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

Investigating Citizen Complaints & Officer Misconduct for Street Supervisors

Dates of Events

03/29/2021 through 03/30/2021

Last Updated: 11/17/2020
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: Columbus Police Training Academy - 1000 N Hague Avenue, Columbus, OH 43204
Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites/Columbus Convention Center - 88 E Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Ray Farris, (Retired)
Assistant Director Tennessee Law Enforcement Training
Academy/Tennessee POST

Ray Farris retired as Assistant Director at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy assigned to oversee the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST) and Specialized Training. He has over 25 years of total service in the state of Tennessee serving in a variety of positions. Ray has also served as Vice President Bethel University and Vice President for Savant Learning Systems a private higher educational and training company. He is also currently an Adjunct Faculty member in the Criminal Justice Program at Bethel University and serves on the Academic Review Committee for Masters candidates.
He received his Bachelors of Science from Tennessee Technological University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law and is a graduate of the Police Staff and Command School at Northwestern University. Training certifications include: Criminal and Constitutional Law, Courtroom Security, Leadership, Internal Affairs, Firearms and Emergency Vehicle Operations and many others.
Ray has lectured/taught judges, court clerks, elected officials, and court officers. He has conducted physical security surveys numerous courts and judicial facilities. He has lectured and taught at numerous national and state conferences including the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training Conference, the National Association of Field Training Officers, the National Corrections Training Officers Conference, the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents, the Oregon Sheriff’s Jail Command Council, the Kentucky Department of Corrections, the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Officers Annual Conferences, the Tennessee Sheriffs Association and the Tennessee Chiefs Association to name a few.
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. 

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