Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

Course Descriptions

Internal Affairs Courses

This is a comprehensive course that will take you step-by-step through the process of conducting professional and objective internal affairs investigations. You will gain an understanding of officer ethics, barriers that may hinder ethical behavior, and common types of officer misconduct.

We will also guide you through the legal requirements surrounding internal affairs investigations. From your department's policies and relevant administrative laws to the legal issues related to record keeping and the releasing of information to the media.

In addition, we will provide you with effective techniques to prepare for and conduct interviews of complainants, witnesses and accused officers. Since many of these cases do not have tangible evidence, the successful resolution often depends upon the skills of the interviewer.