April 3, 2014
Contact Van Meter at 1-800-331-8025 for registration.
For all Command and Supervisory Personnel including Sheriff, Police, Fire, 911 and Corrections
Internal investigations are essential to the efficient operation of any public safety forces agency. Investigations of this nature are crucial to our democratic system of checks and balances. The lack of clear understanding of the due process principles that govern the investigation, failing to conduct investigations properly, and not having well documented cases are the major reasons why investigators fail, cases are lost, agencies are sued and discredited. (This class is not for highly experienced members)
Students will benefit from attending this course by learning the following:
- the essential principles of Constitutional Due Process in an I.A. investigation.
- review of three leading U.S. Constitutional cases affecting due process in internal investigations: Garrity v. State of New Jersey, 385 U.S. 493 (1967), Gardner v. Broderick v. Police Commissioner of New York city 392 U.S. 273 (1968), Kastinger v. United States, 406 U.S. 441 (1972)
- employee representation (National Labor Relations Board v. J. Weingarten, Inc., 420 U.S. 251 (1975)
- Avoiding civil torts and liabilities
- Practical approaches to I. A. investigations
- How to document the I. A. case
Each student will take home a class manual, model forms ready to use and a training certificateYour National Instructor will be:
John Detchon has 38 years experience as a sworn officer, serving five years with a major state highway patrol and 32 years with a sheriff’s department. John is a former 911, Detective, Patrol and Operations Commander and Commander of the jail division. He has conducted internal affairs investigations for the past 15 years while serving as a division Commander in various assignments. From 2001-2004 as the Detective Division Commander, he was responsible for overseeing all investigations, including internal affairs. He is a graduate of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy, Ohio Peace Officer’s Academy, attended Kent
State University and is a Certified Corrections Academy Instructor and Ohio Police Basic Instructor.