Seminars in Law Enforcement

Background Investigations for Law Enforcement

Nothing is as critical for a law enforcement agency than insuring only quality candidates receive the opportunity to serve in sworn or non-sworn positions. The background investigator has the unique perspective on determining or recommending which candidates are suitable for their agency.

Background investigators will leave with the knowledge of their role in the selection process, the legal aspects of the background investigation, background interview sources of information and preparing the investigation report. Background investigations affect the future of an organization in many ways, thus selection practices are vital to ensuring that future law enforcement employees and supervisors are suited for the variety of duties expected from the populations they serve. This course will provide techniques, procedures and sample forms for the background investigator.

Topics include:

  • Professional standards model for backgrounds
  • Why background investigations are necessary 
  • Sources of information/investigative techniques
  • Conflicts vs. responsibilities for investigators
  • Pre-interview procedures
  • Job-related inquiries
  • Online data bases/social networking sites
Seminar details

Each time this seminar is offered, details such as dates, time, location, registration fees, continuing education units (CEUs) offered and relevant instructor information will be available on the registration form found in the calendar.

115 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Missouri 65211
Telephone 573-882-6021 or 800-825-6505
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