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Basic Background Investigations

  • February 23, 2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • February 24, 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Washington County Sheriff's Office 215 Adams Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Class Title:

 Basic Background Investigations

Target Audience:

Priority seating for Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire and Communications

Sponsoring Agency:

Oregon Peace Officers Association and The Washington County Sheriff's Office

Date and Time:

February 23rd and 24th, 2016  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30-8:00 a.m. Check-in)       


$130 dollars for current OPOA Members, $155 for non-members (Includes 1 year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)

Training Location:

Washington County Sheriff's Office         

215 SW Adams Hillsboro, OR 97123



John Stratford, Washington County Sheriff's Office

Royanne Mathiesen, Washington County Sheriff's Office

Assistant County Counsel Paul Hathaway III, Washington County Office Of County Counsel

Dr. Sherry L. Harden PsyD.

DPSST Course Number:  16-0819

Brief Overview:

Background investigations are a complex process. This two day course will identify the goals, steps, and challenges in conducting background investigations.  Learn about legal issues including ADA, HIPA, confidentiality, due diligence and avoiding liability.  Traditional and on-line tools, resources and techniques will be discussed.  You will learn how to organize an interview and how to utilize listening techniques.  Learn what psychologists will need from a background investigation report.  Applicant and file tracking requirements and legal updates will be discussed as well. 

Contact Information:

Avena Glock at (971) 218-7161 or training1@opoa.info.


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