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Conducted by the
Roger Williams University Justice System Training & Research Institute
in partnership with the New England Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.

Monday, October 3 – Friday, October 6, 2016
Registration 8:00 am – 8:30 am (October 3 rd only)
Presentation 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roger Williams University Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI

The Internal Affairs Course addresses the crucial role that the internal affairs function assumes in the
maintenance of professional conduct within a law enforcement agency. Discussion will revolve around
the development and application of internal affairs policy and procedure standards, including essential
elements of an internal affairs or professional standards system, and more specifically address complaint
reception protocols, investigation protocols, case reporting requirements, employee rights, case review &
final disposition, and personnel records management. Additionally, legal decisions affecting internal
affairs investigations, civil liability related to 42 USC 1441, issues related to U.S. Department of Justice
“Pattern or Practice” investigations, and the utilization of Early Identification and Intervention Systems
will also be considered.

Attendees will be introduced to common deficiencies found in agency internal investigation procedures,
recommendations related to the types of investigations that should be handled by internal affairs
investigators versus first-line supervisors, the consideration of the use of proactive versus reactive
investigations, and legal guidelines concerning compelled employee statements.

The cost for the four-day course is $600.00, which includes materials, continental breakfast, breaks, and
lunch. Checks should be made payable to the Roger Williams University Justice System Training & Research Institute (JST&RI), 144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Lodging information for out-of- state attendees is available. Telephone inquiries should be made to Liz Campo, Administrative Assistant to the School of Justice Studies at (401) 254-3731 or e-mail her at or fax (401) 254-3351.


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If paying by credit card please call Liz Campo at (401) 254-3731

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