Internal Affairs, Professional Standards and Ethics
Safeguarding the Commitment to Excellence
Galveston, Texas, USA
The process for managing and investigating complaints against law enforcement personnel can be complex, sensitive and highly-charged. This three day, nationally-prominent program will provide participants with the knowledge and insights required to conduct and administer timely, objective and thorough internal affairs inquiries.
Tuition includes all instruction and handouts. Lodging and meals are excluded.
- $450 ILEA Member
- $500 Non-member
- Beginning the Investigation
- The Investigation Process
- Interviewing the Accused
- Due Process Rights
- Concepts of Police Discipline
- Compelled Statements and Exculpatory Evidence
- Liability in Law Enforcement Operations
- Truthfulness and Other Issues
- Ethics and the Internal Affairs Function
- Ethics and Character in Policing
- Use of Force and Preliminary Force Investigations
- First Amendment Issues
- The Professional Standards Concept
- Root Causes of Discipline Issues
- Initiating the Complaint Process
Who Should Attend
- Internal affairs investigators and managers
- Police department legal staff
- Human resources personnel
- Law enforcement supervisors and executives
Schedule and Faculty
8:30am – 4:30pm | Days 1 & 2
8:30am – 12:00noon | Day 3
Assistant Chief Brian Redburn started his police career with the City of Irving in December 1996. Brian has served in various supervisory and command capacities throughout the organization, including Patrol, Personnel, Internal Affairs, Special Operations, and Investigations. He was appointed Assistant Chief of Police in 2015.
Thus far, Brian is the only employee at the Irving Police Department to have served two terms in the Internal Affairs section—first as a sergeant investigator, then as the section commander a few years later. These experiences give him dual perspectives of internal investigations from both the investigator’s and the commander’s point of view.
Brian is an attorney licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas. He completed his undergraduate education at Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Political Science. In 2013, he earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law), finishing in the top 10 percent of his graduating class. While in law school he was selected to serve as a staff member on the school’s flagship journal, the Texas Wesleyan Law Review.
Brian is a graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s 51st School of Executive Leadership and the 60th Session of the Senior Management Institute for Police, sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum. He is an associate member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum, the North Texas Police Chief’s Association, and the State Bar of Texas.
Assistant Chief Darren M. Stevens began his law enforcement career with the Plano Police Department in 1990. While in Plano, he was promoted through the ranks to Lieutenant and worked in that capacity as a Patrol Lieutenant, Administrative Lieutenant and Criminal Investigations Lieutenant.
Assistant Chief Stevens was hired in 2002 by the Frisco Police Department as a Captain. Prior to his promotion to Assistant Chief in 2012, he served as a Captain and Deputy Chief in both the Operations and Services Bureaus and has experience in overseeing every functional aspect of the agency.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and Master’s degree in business administration and is a graduate of the ILEA 64th School of Supervision, 37th Management College and the FBI National Academy, Session 218.
Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for eighteen (18) hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit.
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Course Cancellation Policy
Occasionally, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) may be forced to cancel a scheduled program. Whenever possible, the decision to cancel is made at least fourteen days prior to the start of the program, and registered participants are notified once that decision has been made. If the distance to the training site requires that you make airline and/or hotel reservations, please contact ILEA (+1.972.244.3430) to inquire about the status of any program before making travel arrangements. While paid registrations in cancelled courses will be refunded in full, ILEA will not be responsible for monetary loss due to cancellations or changes in airline or hotel reservations.
The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration provides professional education and technical support to the law enforcement community.
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