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TOPIC: The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the various aspects and issues relating to officer misconduct, internal affairs investigations, and the agency discipline process. An effective officer discipline process requires a credible investigation conducted without bias and in accordance with professional practices, agency policy, and current laws. This class delivers useful information for evaluating agency policies and procedures, as well as for defining the role of the agency chief executive, the internal affairs investigator, and police unions in the discipline process.
Concepts such as causes of officer misconduct, administration of positive (corrective rather than punitive) discipline, the impact of labor laws and the role of police unions, the impact of court decisions and state/federal laws on the discipline process, management of internal affairs investigations, and management of the internal affairs process will all be discussed.
After taking this training, participants will be able to: