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Basic Background Investigations

  • February 10, 2021
  • 8:00 AM
  • February 11, 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • Port of Umpqua Business Center, 1877 Winchester Ave, Reedsport, OR 97467
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Class Title:

Basic Background Investigations

Target Audience:

Priority seating for Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire and Communications

Sponsoring Agency

Reedsport Police Department

Date and Time:

February 10 and 11,  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:45 a.m. Check-in)       

Cost:

$140 current OPOA member

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

$200 for non-public safety

Training Location:

Port of Umpqua Business Center

1877 Winchester Ave

Reedsport, OR 97467

Instructors:

Les Swenson

Washington County Sheriff's Office

Royanne Mathiesen

Washington County Sheriff's Office

Sr. 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, HIPAA, 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:

Alicia Davis at (970) 412-4544 or training4@opoa.info.

Attire:

Business Casual

COVID-19 Information Health screening and temperature check will be required at check-in.  Masks will not be required. Social distancing will be followed.  

Parking Information:

          

Supplies Needed:

 Basic note taking supplies.

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