Law Enforcement Administration

Background Investigation and Oral Interview Procedures

Hosted by the Southlake Police Dept.


Southlake, Texas, USA

Past Event

TCOLE Credit will be available

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Southlake Police Dept. Training Facility
100 E. Dove Rd.
Southlake, TX 76092

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Registrar: +1.972.244.3404
ILEA: +1.972.244.3430 
Fax: +1.972.244.3431


This course will help recruiters, background investigators, hiring managers, supervisors, and administrators to understand and navigate background investigation and oral interview procedures. This important process is aimed at hiring the “best qualified” applicants in an effort to avoid bad practices that may cost your agency money and hardship. Learn what a model hiring process looks like; how to properly conduct background investigations; who should conduct background investigations; and steps for a successful oral interview process.


  • Importance of conducting comprehensive background investigations
  • Steps involved in conducting a comprehensive background investigation
  • Legal issues for conducting a comprehensive background investigation and hiring
  • Interviewing considerations for conducting a comprehensive background investigation
  • Verification checks used when conducting a comprehensive background investigation
  • Ability to evaluate personal history statements


Tuition includes all instruction and handouts. Lodging and meals are excluded.

  • $500 Non-Member
  • $450 ILEA Member

Who Should Attend

Sworn and non-sworn managers responsible for hiring, all supervisors (first, mid and senior level)


Kevin M. Diehl
Southlake Police Dept.

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).


Daily 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Overnight Accommodations

Hampton Inn & Suites Trophy Club - Fort Worth North
525 Plaza Drive
Trophy Club, Texas 76262

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TCOLE Credit

Successful graduates of this course will receive 21 hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit.

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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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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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