Internal Affairs, Professional Standards and Ethics
Safeguarding the Commitment to Excellence
Plano, 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
- Ethical Decision Making
- Law Enforcement Ethics and Ethical Decision Making Models
- 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
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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).
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 twenty-one (21) hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit.
The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.
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.
A registrant in an ILEA program must be a sworn officer; a civilian employee of a law enforcement department; or an employee of a municipal, county or state agency.
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