Seminar Title

Internal Affairs Investigative Course: A Comprehensive Look at the Investigative Process and Techniques

Dates of Events

12/14/2021 through 12/15/2021

Last Updated: 10/20/2021
Instructor(s): Jerry Rodriguez
Location: Pickens County Sheriff's Office - 216 C. David Stone Road, Pickens, SC 29671
Hotel: Hampton Inn - Easley - 8 Southern Center Court, Easley, SC 29640
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Jerry Rodriguez
Jerry Rodriguez(retired) spent 35 years in law enforcement. Jerry's career includes four agencies and expanded from west coast to east coast, as well as three years as Chief of Investigations for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, Bureau of Investigations.
Jerry's career also includes three years as Deputy Commissioner with the Professional Standards and Accountability Bureau with the Baltimore Police Department in Maryland. Jerry's academic accomplishments include a Masters in Leadership, Bachelors of Science, FBI National Academy and West Point Leadership Academy.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
This two-day course covers the “Nuts and Bolts” of Internal Affairs (IA) Investigations, Criminal and Administrative sections, along with public initiated and department-initiated complaints. This course is designed for IA investigators, whether sworn or civilian, correctional supervisors, and first-line supervisors that are involved in the internal affairs process, manage a professional standards office, or are tasked with conducting personnel complaint investigations. The process for managing and investigating complaints against law enforcement personnel are becoming increasingly complex and the public expectation is timely, thorough, and fact-based investigations that supports the adjudicative findings. This program will provide participants with national best practices along with experience-based insights in order to conduct simple to complex internal affairs investigations.
Our professional standards investigative model, which incorporates national best practices, is a must for investigators tasked with completing fact-based, thorough, and professional investigative reports. This course sets the stage for investigators and first line supervisors to create an agency-wide practice of professional standards to thoroughly investigate complaints against employees. In the covered material attendees will understand "best practices" including how to identify potential problems or “employee” at risk behavior before it becomes and issue and how to properly address issues once they arise. This is a comprehensive course for investigators that covers the complaint intake process, evidence gathering and preliminary investigation, bifurcated investigations, interviews of accused employees and completed investigative formatting. Also covered in this course is the legal aspects of the internal affairs process, rights of employees, and the impact that an effective internal affairs investigative process has on the communities we serve.

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