Participants: Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officers
The purpose of this seminar is to provide Police Supervisors and Leaders from Massachusetts with the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate their organizations compliance with mandates and requirements required by the Police Reform Law in regard to Complaint Reception and Internal Affairs Investigations. Proper procedures for receipt, documentation and reporting for both will be discussed. Standardized policies and training on the policies will be provided. Certificates for Completion of Course will be provided. This course is specifically designed for Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officers.
Complaint reception, documentation and reporting will be discussed and policies reviewed. The difference between a ‘complaint investigation’ and those that require an Investigation by the person designated as the ‘Internal Affairs Officer’ will be delineated and discussed. Internal Affairs Policy and Procedures, Internal Investigations (Administrative vs. Criminal) Internal Investigations (Questioning public employees, Union rights, Employer rights, tape recording interviews, mandating employees answer questions, ordering employees to cooperate. Do Weingarten Rights and the right against self-incrimination apply during a POST Investigation?
Those questions and answers will be discussed in addition to many other relevant topics.