Seminar Title

Investigating Citizen Complaints & Officer Misconduct for Street Supervisors

Dates of Events

11/09/2021 through 11/10/2021

Last Updated: 05/11/2021
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Training Center - 1825-2 West Willow Street, Scott, LA 70583
Hotel: Hampton Inn - Lafayette - 2144 West Willow Street, Scott, LA 70583
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 with assignments overseeing basic cadet training, the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST) and specialized training. He has over 30 years of total service for the state of Tennessee serving in a variety of positions. Ray has also served as Vice President of 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.
He received his Bachelors of Science from Tennessee Technological University and Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 265) and Police Staff and Command School at Northwestern University. He is certified as an IADLEST Nationally Certified Instructor. Training certifications include: Criminal and Constitutional Law, First Line Supervision, Courtroom Security, Leadership, Internal Affairs, Firearms and Emergency Vehicle Operations and many others.
He is a board member of the Tennessee POST Commission, IADLEST Partner Advisory Committee, and a life member of the TN Law Enforcement Training Officers Association.
Ray teaches and trains around the nation and 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 Conference, the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents, the Oregon Sheriff’s Jail Command Council, the Kentucky and Alabama Department of Corrections, the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Officers Association, the Georgia and Tennessee Sheriff’s Associations and the Tennessee Chief’s 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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