Law Enforcement Administration

Internal Affairs One: The Investigative Process


League City, Texas, USA

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14 Hours TCOLE Credit

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League City Police Dept.
555 W. Walker Street
League City, TX  77573

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


This two day, nationally-prominent program will provide participants with the knowledge and insights required to conduct and administer timely, objective, and thorough internal affairs investigations. This comprehensive introduction includes an overview of the importance of competent administrative investigations, preventing employee misconduct, section functions and responsibilities, a thorough discussion of employee rights, complaint investigation procedures, officer-involved shooting, and in-custody death investigations, using video evidence in use of force investigations, and workplace searches, and special testing.


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
  • Use of Force and Preliminary Force Investigations
  • First Amendment Issues
  • Initiating the Complaint Process

Who Should Attend

  • Internal affairs investigators
  • Police department legal staff
  • Human resources personnel
  • Law enforcement supervisors and executives

Schedule and Faculty

8:30am – 4:30pm Daily

Mike Bishop is a Professor/Coordinator of Public Administration at Tyler Junior College.

Prior to joining the college in that role, Mr. Bishop served as the Chief of Police for the Longview (TX) Police Department.

A United States Air Force veteran, Chief Bishop joined the Longview Police Department in July 1989 and had worked as a patrol officer, police area representative, and detective in the property division of the Investigative Services Bureau until his promotion to Sergeant in the Field Operations Division in February 2001. During that time, he also led the Crisis Intervention Negotiations Unit. In April 2003, he was transferred to the Internal Affairs Unit of the Administration Division until his promotion to Lieutenant in December 2003. After his promotion to Lieutenant, he served as a Watch Commander, Commander of Special Operations, and Commander over Support Services. He was appointed Chief of Police in August 2015 serving in that role until his retirement on January 31, 2022. During his career, Chief Bishop has been awarded several commendations, including a civic achievement award; meritorious conduct award; and the “Supervisor of the Year” award in 2002.

Chief Bishop has a diverse background in the operations of the department and is committed to the community policing philosophy while working with citizens and businesses to address crime related issues. Chief Bishop remains actively involved in the community through his work in AMBUCS (American Business Clubs) and the Longview Greggton Rotary.

Chief Bishop earned a Bachelor of Science (political science) from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1999 and a Master of Business Administration from LeTourneau University in 2008. Chief Bishop is a graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s 71st School of Police Supervision and 42nd Management College.

TCOLE Credit

Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for fourteen (14) 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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