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Basic Background Investigations

  • 14 May 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • 15 May 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Albany Police Department 2600 SW Pacific Blvd. Albany, OR 97321
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Class Title:

Basic Background Investigations

Target Audience:

Priority seating for Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire and Communications

Sponsoring Agency:

Albany Police Department & Oregon Peace Officer Association

Date and Time:

May 14th & 15th, 2018  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. Check-in)       


$140 current OPOA member

$160 non-member (Includes 1 year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)

$200 for non-public safety

Training Location:

Albany Police Department

2600 SW Pacific Blvd.

Albany, OR 97321


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

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.


Business Casual

Lodging Information:


Parking Information:

Parking is VERY limited.  Please carpool if possible.  Overflow parking is located north of the police department on Elm St. in front of Schoen's Motors.                         

Supplies Needed:

 Basic note taking supplies.

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