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12/2-12/6 and 12/9-12/13


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Seminar Title:  
Internal Affairs Conference and Certification

DATES:  12/2/2019 through 12/6/2019

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Multiple Instructors

LOCATION:  Palace Station - 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV  89102

HOTEL:  Palace Station - Las Vegas, NV  1-800-634-3101
Tower Rooms:$75.00 S/D Sunday-Thursday/$95.00 S/D Friday & Saturday

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*Additional $14.99 Service Fee Per Night (Includes Scheduled Transportation To and From Airport, Shuttle to strip, Work-out Center, and In Room Internet Access)
NOTE: Identify with Group Code PCIPATC or PATC Western States Conference to receive discounted rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $650.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Major George A. Perez,
is a law enforcement executive within a law enforcement agency in Miami-Dade County, and has served its citizens for over 18 years. He currently commands the Professional Compliance Bureau, which encompasses the Internal Affairs Investigations, Criminal Conspiracy, and Public Corruption Sections. His responsibilities also include the achievement and maintenance of the agency’s active status in the Commission on Florida Accreditation and The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Major Perez possesses a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management and enjoys a robust professional and practical background in law enforcement management and criminal investigations. His practical knowledge and experience is rooted in assignments, which have included command positions in municipal police services and police districts within his agency. His investigative experience includes assignments within the Internal Affairs Section, Homicide Bureau, Robbery Bureau, and Commander of a General Investigations Unit.

Major Perez is a bilingual instructor and is sought after to instruct several investigative and command level subjects. He utilizes a dynamic approach to instruction that includes student participation and thought provoking problem solving methods relative to today’s law enforcement professional. He proudly served as a board member representative within the Miami-Dade County Police Benevolent Association, (PBA) between 2004 through 2012, and remains a proud member of the PBA today.

Shaun Santos,Attorney
Sgt. Santos has been a law enforcement officer for 20 years, with over 15 years experience as a Narcotics Detective. He has extensive experience working with the Drug Enforcement Administration conducting electronic surveillance investigations in to the Drug Trafficking Organizations. Shaun is currently assigned to the DEA’s Financial Investigations Team (FIT), anti-money laundering group, responsible for conducting large international money laundering investigations. He has experience with foreign and domestic money pick-ups, international bank wire transfers, familiarity with Black Market Peso Exchange, and Attorney General Exempt Operations (AGEO), allowing for the laundering of drug proceeds in furtherance of narcotics investigations. Shaun has received his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA; Masters Degree from Anna Maria College; and Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.

Steven Kellams
Steve Kellams is a Captain and field training expert for the Bloomington Police Department. Captain Kellams attended Indiana University from 1987 to 1991. In 1989 he graduated from the Indiana University Police Academy. In 1991 he was hired by the Bloomington Police Department and was assigned to night shift. During that time he has been a breath-test operator, bike patrol officer, field training officer, senior field training officer, and field training manager. He has also served the department as Civil Disturbance Unit Commander and Special Investigations Unit Commander. He is currently assigned as the Detective Division Commander.

In 2000 Captain Kellams was instrumental in redesigning the field training program for the Bloomington Police Department and has taught that program to hundreds of departments throughout Indiana and the United States. He has also instructed on field training issues at the national level when he presented courses at the 2002, 2009, 2010, and 2011 National Association of Field Training Officers conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Madison, Wisconsin; Denver, Colorado; and Phoenix, Arizona.

In 2000 Captain Kellams was elected state director for the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Field Training Officers. In 2005 he was elected to the Executive Board of the National Association of Field Training Officers and in 2008 he was the National President of NAFTO.

In 2005 Captain Kellams was named Monroe County Officer of the Year for his work with the Bloomington Police Departments Field Training Program. Captain Kellams is a certified Indiana Law Enforcement Academy training instructor and teaches courses in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, domestic violence, officer safety, firearms, civil disturbance, and field training.


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Course Objectives

DAY 1

Introduction and Description of I.A. Certification Program
The Role of Internal Investigations in Maintaining Professional Standards
The I.A. Process – Complaint Acceptance, Investigation, Interviews, Reporting & Disposition
Administrative Statements – Compelled vs. Voluntary
Administrative Searches in the Workplace

DAY 2

Use of Force Investigations – Reporting Requirements, Role of Supervisor, Documentation, 5th Amendment Implications
Administrative Investigations of Use Force vs. Criminal Investigations
Officer-Involved Shootings or In-Custody Death Investigations

DAY 3

Workplace Discrimination
Title VII - Types of Discrimination
Sexual Harassment – Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Environment
Policy, Investigation and Best Practices
Sexual Misconduct by Law Enforcement & Corrections

DAY4

Body-Worn Camera Programs – The Impact on Complaints & Use of Force Incidents and Best Practices
Social Media Misconduct and the First Amendment Implications
Other Legal Issues Related to Internal Investigations

DAY 5

Defending the Internal Investigation & Disciplinary Action
Early Intervention Systems
Open Forum – Q & A
Wrap-Up & Completion of Final Written Examination

NOTE: The course description may be modified to accommodate scheduling of instructors.


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