Training Force USA






July 31, 2017 - Missouri City, Texas (Houston Area)


Eligible for TCOLE APPROVAL   


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 The purpose of this course is to provide
 participants with an understanding of the various
 aspects and issues relating to officer misconduct,
 internal affairs investigations, and the agency discipline process.  
An effective officer discipline process requires a credible investigation conducted without bias and in accordance with professional practices, agency policy, and current laws. This class delivers useful information for evaluating agency policies and procedures, as well as for defining the role of the agency chief executive, the internal affairs investigator, and police unions in the discipline process.
Concepts such as causes of officer misconduct, administration of positive (corrective rather than punitive) discipline, the impact of labor laws and the role of police unions, the impact of court decisions and state/federal laws on the discipline process, management of internal affairs investigations, and management of the internal affairs process will all be discussed.
After taking this training, participants will be able to:
  • Employ a systematic method to assemble a case file and conduct an investigation
  • Understand the critical importance of establishing an effective complaint acceptance process
  • Understand the difference between rules of engagement for administrative and criminal investigations, and why a "wall of separation" is necessary during IA investigations
  • Assess the value of an agency's early warning/identification process to proactively identify and address potential problems
  • Understand the investigation of a police shooting or in-custody death, and the internal affairs investigator's role
  • Understand the different types of misconduct cases and their impact on the internal affairs process
  • Learn about recent legal decisions affecting internal affairs investigations

Mr. Courtemanche is Legal Advisor to the Tallahassee Police Department. He has previously served as a felony trial prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office in Tallahassee, and as Assistant General Counsel with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, prosecuting administrative disciplinary cases on law enforcement and correctional officers for the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Mr. Courtemanche has lectured on Internal Affairs and Officer Discipline for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Mr. Courtemanche graduated from Florida State University (B.S. 1985) and the University of Alabama School of Law (J.D. 1988) and was a graduate of the charter class of the Police Legal Advisor Training Program presented by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) at Glynco, Georgia, in March 2004.

All members of the criminal justice and legal community. Training is especially valuable for internal affairs investigators and command and supervisory personnel in the law enforcement discipline who may be involved in the investigation or discipline of law enforcement or correctional personnel.

  • Missouri City Texas Police Department
    3849 Cartwright Road
    Missouri City, Texas  77459
    (A list of area hotels is available on the registration site) 

· Monday, July 31, 2017
· Class starts at 8:00 AM Sharp -  and ends at 5:00 PM (Local Time)
COST:     $199 per person

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·  Check made payable to:
   3681 Loma Farm Road
   Tallahassee, FL  32309
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· Upon submission of this registration, participants are responsible
  for payment of this course
· Please note that if you do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.
· Substitutions may be made at any time by phone, e-mail or online
  at the registration site.  

Claude A. Pichard, Training Force USA
Phone:  850-251-1223