Seminar Title

Internal Affairs Certification for Jails

Dates of Events

11/13/2023 through 11/17/2023

Last Updated: 09/19/2023
Instructor(s): Lou Reiter, Jeffrey Carter
Location: The Park Vista - 705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Hotel: The Appy Lodge - 168 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Hotel: Old Creek Lodge - 680 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Course Registration Fee: $550
Instructor Bio
Lou Reiter
Lou Reiter currently is a police consultant. He offers three (3) separate professional services to the law enforcement community. He provides training to police groups in the high liability areas of use of force, emergency vehicle operations, high risk operations, investigations of citizen complaints, Internal Affairs procedures, investigation of critical incidents, and liability management. He will normally conduct 15-20 of these programs ranging from 2 hours to 5 days in length. The primary seminars are a 2-1/2 day program on Internal Affairs and Police Discipline and a 5 day program on investigation of police use of force incidents.
Each year, Lou also conducts an average of 5-10 agency management audits and liability assessments. These have been for state, county and municipal police operations. The size of these agencies has been from 3 persons to 39,000 employees. These audits allow him to be in police cars up to 100 hours each year. He has been a consultant on 8 U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, investigations of agencies involving patterns and practices of Constitutional violations. He was selected as a Federal Court monitor for the Consent Decree of Colln v. Ventura County Sheriff's Department, CA.
Lou provides litigation consultation to attorney firms involved in police civil actions. Since 1983, Lou has been retained in over 1100 such cases in nearly every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This has been on both sides of the table with approximately 60 percent being for plaintiffs.
Lou Reiter was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1961 to 1981. During that tenure he had 22 different assignments and rose through to ranks to retire as Deputy Chief of Police. About 70 percent of his time was spent in uniformed operations while the bulk of the remainder was in Internal Affairs, use of force review, training and personnel administration.
Lou has been published throughout his professional career. He was one of the principle researchers and authors of the 1973 Police Task Force Reportof the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Standards and Goals, where he authored the chapters on Internal Discipline, Training and Management-Employee Relations. Reiter has recently authored the 3rd Edition Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations guide: A Manual for Citizen Complaints, Administrative Investigations and Internal Affairs which will be provided to seminar participants.

Jeffrey Carter
Jeff Carter, Deputy Director (Retired)Fayette County Detention Center Adult Facility Lexington, Kentucky

Jeff Carter retired December 2018 as the Deputy Director of the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Over his 20-year career, he has worked all levels of custody inside a 1300 bed correctional facility located in the horse racing capitol of he world. Jeff was an instructor for 5 years inside the academy where he trained over 700 recruits, molding them into successful leaders in the Corrections field. He’s trained and commanded the CERT team, as well as, taught Drill and Ceremony to the Division Honor guard. While promoting through the ranks he commanded the Professional Standards Unit where he specialized in Internal Affairs investigations and Gang Intel for 7 years. Jeff completed over 200 administrative investigations, as well as, conducted over 100 PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) investigations. He is well versed in PREA and is a PREA Investigator Instructor. Jeff has completed the top Leadership Academies at the National Institute of Corrections in Aurora, Colorado. He brings experience from proudly serving 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, followed by obtaining his BS degree in Correction’s and Juvenile Services/Political Science from Eastern Kentucky University, through his career as a Corrections Leader. Jeff was a Certified Deputy Coroner within the Commonwealth of Kentucky for 8 years. He presents jail training throughout the country and serves as an Expert Witness around the United States focusing on jail litigation.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
This 4.5 day Internal Affairs Conference is intended for persons who are involved in investigating, adjudicating, overseeing, and auditing Jails/Corrections Internal Affairs and Administrative Investigations. Persons involved in law enforcement risk management and human resources will be given insight into these complex and critical investigations. Seasoned veterans, as well as, newly assigned personnel will be able to learn from these presentations. 
The purpose of a Professional Internal Affairs Certification is to demonstrate and guarantees that a person who holds this credential has met the highest standards of Academics, Professional and Ethical standards training.
Certification credentials also speak to a commitment to the Internal Affairs profession and a dedication to ongoing continuing education.
A Professional Internal Affairs Certification is the recognition of individuals who have demonstrated through a standardized assessment that they meet defined qualifications within the Internal Affairs profession. 
This process will provide public safety practitioners in Internal Affairs, Professional Standards operations, and Administrative Investigations with a method to obtain the highest standards and recognition in these specialized areas of Public Safety. Internal Affairs operations can measure the quality of an agency’s functions and the public’s vision of the agency.
Internal Affairs Officers must provide a role of professionalism that is impartial and knowledgeable in the newest emerging trends and case law affecting administrative investigations. The manner in which the Internal Affairs operations conduct these functions create an impression to members of the agency and affect the social capital of the public.
There are NO prerequisites for attending the Internal Affairs Certification training or challenging the test for the Professional Internal Affairs Certification at the Internal Affairs Conference. 
Each candidate must attend and successfully pass a Certification Training Course.
· Each candidate must complete the Certification Training Course.
·  Each candidate must pass a multiple choice examination, which will include significant IA/OPS content covered during the Course.
·  Each candidate must write a 500-word essay from a list of Internal Affairs subjects provided. 
For graduates of the Public Safety Internal Affairs Institute Program (PSIAI) program who would like to maintain current status as a Certified Internal Affairs Investigator/Supervisor, you will be required to attend:
· One Internal Affairs training program during the three (3) year validity period.
· One 5 Day Professional Internal Affairs Certification Course . 
· Certificate of Completion for attending the 4.5 Day PSIAI Training Course.
· Certification credential card with your name and certification dates (following
successfully completion of the PSIAI test and submission of the 500-word essay).
·  Certificate with your special designation of Internal Affairs certified.
·  Legal update electronic bulletins.

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