In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction for current law enforcement or corrections officers.
No corequisites or prerequisites
Investigating Complaints Against Officers
Date: January 14-16, 2014
Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm 24 hours
Fee: $0 for officers in Region VII (Trust funded)
Location: Seminole State College of Florida, Sanford/Lake Mary Campus
Center for Public Safety, Room: TBA
Target Audience: Supervisory personnel who may conduct disciplinary interviews
Instructor: Major Martin Linnekugel, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office
Recent changes to Florida law concerning the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights have placed greater demands on agencies conducting investigations of possible employee misconduct. Agencies may face considerable civil penalties for violating an employee’s due process rights during an administrative inquiry. Any employee in a supervisory position who may be required to conduct an investigatory interview with a subordinate must have the knowledge of the State’s requirements.
This 24-hour course of instruction will address such relevant topics as:
o Establishing a procedure for accepting and investigating complaints
o In-depth review of Garrity v. New Jersey
o Witness interviews
o Workplace searches
o Applicable portions of FS 112, including:
o Interview procedures
o Time limitations on inquiries
o Complaint review boards
o Documentation of inquiry proceedings
o Confidentiality of inquiry proceedings and public record requests
Seat Priority goes to officers of Seminole County.
Contact your training officer for reservations or call Seminole State CJI at 407-708-2187. Forms can be faxed to the Seminole State College CJI at 407-322-1309.
A complete list of Advanced Training Classes is available online at: www.seminolestate.edu/criminaljustice
Enrollment is limited to 20. Seat Priority goes to officers of Seminole County.
Contact your training officer for reservations or call Seminole State CJI at
407-708-2187. Both a training authorization and a college registration form are required for registration. Forms can be emailed to Julie Knott at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to the Seminole State College CJI at
407-322-1309. A complete list of Advanced Training Classes is available online at: www.seminolestate.edu/criminaljustice
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.
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