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Basic Background Investigations

  • December 04, 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • December 05, 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • Forest Grove Community Auditorium 1915 Main St. Forest Grove, OR 97116
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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

Date and Time:

December 4th & 5th, 2017  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. Check-in)       


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

Training Location:

Forest Grove Community Auditorium
1915 Main St.
Forest Grove, OR 97116


Les Swenson,

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.

Harden Psychological Associates

DPSST Course Number:  17-0819

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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