Seminar Title

Internal Affairs Administrative Investigation and Legal Issues

Dates of Events

02/13/2024 through 02/15/2024

Last Updated: 10/12/2023
Instructor(s): Jerry Rodriguez
Location: Heartland Community College - 1500 W. Raab Road, Normal, IL 61761
Hotel: Home2 Suites by Hilton - 1781 Bradford Lane, Normal, IL 61767
Course Registration Fee: $350
Instructor Bio
Jerry Rodriguez
Jerry Rodriguez spent 26 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, retiring in 2013 at the rank of Captain. His leadership assignments included assignments such as Patrol Commanding Officer, Adjutant to the Office of Operations, Watch Commander, Sergeant, and Field Training Officer. In addition to this, Jerry has experience in the Baltimore Police Department,
as the Deputy Police Commissioner in Charge of the Professional Standard’s Bureau, as well as Chief of Investigations for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
For years Jerry consulted and guided municipalities on high profile police-involved incidents as a member of the agency. However,
in retiring as a Law Enforcement Expert in 2021, he has been recruited to work on high-profile and sensitive cases. Jerry is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Class 234 and holds a master’s degree in Leadership from St. Mary College of California, as well as, a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
He also has policing experience with the West Coast and East Coast Law Enforcement Agencies and has participated in many investigations throughout his professional career.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
This two and a half day course is a designed for all public safety professionals from chief executive officer to first-line supervisors that are involved in the internal affairs process or manage a professional standards office. The process for managing and investigating complaints against law enforcement personnel can be complex, sensitive and highly-charged. This nationally-prominent program will provide participants with the knowledge and insights required to conduct and administer timely, objective and thorough internal affairs inquiries.
The professional standards model is a must for law enforcement and government officials to be prepared before a critical incident occurs. This course sets the stage for law enforcement executives, internal affairs investigators and supervisors to create an agency wide practice of professional standards all agency operations and how to thoroughly investigate complaints against employees. In the covered material, attendees will understand "best practices" including how to avoid the problems before they occur and how to properly address issues that do arise. This is a comprehensive course covering the entire internal affairs process through final discipline. Also, covered in this course is the legal aspects of the internal affairs process, rights of employees, and the impact that a process has on communities as a whole.

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