Internal Affairs, Professional Standards and Ethics
Safeguarding the Commitment to Excellence
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 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.
- Use of Force and Preliminary Force Investigations
- Workplace Searches
- Compelled Statements and Exculpatory Evidence
- The Professional Standards Concept
- Interviewing the Accused
- Due Process Rights
- Concepts of Police Discipline
- Initiating the Complaint Process
- Beginning the Investigation
- Litigation Terms and Concepts
- Truthfulness and Other Issues
- Ethics and Ethical Decision Making
- Duty of Care
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
Kevin M. Diehl is a Sergeant with the Southlake, TX Police Department. In 2014, Sgt. Diehl was transferred to the Professional Standards Division and took over the Internal Affairs unit. He has conducted several investigations within his department and successfully guided the agency through a national re-accreditation process (CALEA) assisting to earn the agency a gold standard CALEA accreditation with excellence. In his role in Professional Standards, Sgt. Diehl is responsible for conducting Internal Affairs investigations for both the police and the fire department, supervising background investigations, Photo-Enforcement Program, Community Initiatives, Records Division, and Accreditation. Sgt. Diehl is a Police Professionalism, Background Investigations, Internal Affairs, and Police Ethics Instructor.
Sgt. Diehl holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with a certificate in Criminal Justice Management (BSCJA/CJM) from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) also with the University of Phoenix. Sgt. Diehl is an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Institute for Police Technology and Management (IPTM), the Tarrant County College Basic Police Academy, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Basic Police Academy where he instructs new and existing officers in Internal Affairs, Police Professionalism and Ethics, SFST / DWI enforcement, and Taser. He also conducts in-service training at both locations for currently serving officers on Background Investigations, Internal Affairs, Taser, and SFST/DWI Enforcement. Sgt. Diehl is a Master Peace Officer with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (GAPOST).
Matthew (Matt) Clem joined the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration as Deputy Director in January 2022 where he previously served as an adjunct faculty member for six years.
He began his law enforcement career as a police officer with the North Richland Hills Police Department in 1995. Matthew worked as a Field Training Officer and as a Detective assigned a variety of caseloads before promoting through the ranks until his retirement as Captain.
Mr. Clem holds a Master Peace Officers License and is a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement licensed instructor. Mr. Clem is a graduate of the Advanced Management College at the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration, the Senior Management Institute for Police (PERF), and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice, both from the University of Texas at Arlington.
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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.
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