Internal Affairs Investigations 1.0

Internal Affairs Investigations 1.0 

As a supervisor you have been assigned the task of investigating a resident’s complaint against an officer. Do you know how to proceed? What does the complainant expect? What can you legally ask an officer under investigation? What happens to the files when you have completed work? If the officer tells you he is invoking his rights under the Garrity Rule, what then can you do or not do? The answers to these and many more questions can be found in this course. If you are responsible for investigating complaints against officers, or would like to know how the process works and what your rights are as an officer, then this course is a must for you to have.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training


This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 1.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training


Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Internal Affairs Investigations 1.0, 10397-0165 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 1.00 hours of continuing education.

The sponsor of this course has a written policy for the investigation and resolution of allegations of classroom discrimination. This policy applies to all faculty, instructors, administrative staff, and students. A copy of the policy may be obtained from the sponsor by contacting Relias Support by phone at 1-800-381-2321.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-IAI
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
List the reasons why a law enforcement agency should have an internal affairs process.
Recognize the steps involved in a successful complaint process.
Identify the rights of an officer that is the subject of an internal affairs investigation.
List the four possible outcomes of an internal affairs investigation.
Select the investigative tactics available to an IA investigator.

Internal Affairs Investigations A. Viewing this Course B. Course Instructions C. Fraud Warning Section 1: Introduction A. OSS - Law Enforcement Advisors® B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives Section 2: Purpose of an Internal Affairs Investigation A. Purpose of an Internal Affairs Investigation B. An Interesting Fact C. Purpose of an Internal Affairs Investigation Section 3: The Complaint Process A. The Complaint Process B. The Complaint Process – Formal Complaint C. The Complaint Process – Informal Complaint D. The Complaint Process E. The Complaint Process – Detainee Complaints F. An Interesting Fact G. The Complaint Process Section 4: The Investigation Process A. The Investigation Process B. The Investigation Process – Employee Rights C. The Investigation Process – Garrity Rights D. Garrity v. New Jersey E. The Investigation Process - Tactics F. An Interesting Fact G. The Investigation Process Section 5: Investigation Results A. Investigation Results B. An Interesting Fact C. Investigation Results Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. References C. Congratulations

Instructor: David Lee Salmon II, BS
David Lee Salmon has a BS in Criminal Justice from San Houston State University, Texas. David's background includes being a Law Enforcement and Jail Risk Manager, as well as having served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He currently is the OSS Academy Training Coordinator, based in Texas, providing Law Enforcement and Corrections staff with online training. David also serves as the Vice-President of the OSS Law Enforcement Advisors, which provides risk management services, expert witness services, training programs, and law enforcement management tools. Disclosure: David Lee Salmon II, BS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Law Enforcement.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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