- The purpose of this seminar is to provide Police Supervisors from Massachusetts with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct successful interviews and preliminary investigations into minor complaints and rule infractions for their organizations in compliance with mandates and requirements required by the Police Reform Law and Accreditation Standards in regard to Complaint Reception and Internal Affairs Investigations. Proper procedures for the receipt, documentation, interviewing, and reporting for both will be discussed. Standardized training on interview procedures including employee rights, and managements rights will be provided. Certificates for Completion of Course will be provided. This course is specifically designed for Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officers.
Complaint reception, documentation, reporting, investigating, interviewing, employee rights, managements rights will be discussed and policies reviewed. The difference between a ‘complaint investigation’ and those that require an Investigation by the person designated as the ‘Internal Affairs Officer’ will be delineated and discussed. Internal Affairs Policy and Procedures, Internal Investigations (Administrative vs. Criminal) Internal Investigations (Questioning public employees, Union rights, Employer rights, tape recording interviews, mandating employees answer questions, ordering employees to cooperate. Do Weingarten Rights and the right against self-incrimination apply during a POST Investigation?
Those questions and answers will be discussed in addition to many other relevant topics.