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Basic Background Investigations

  • May 31, 2023
  • 8:00 AM
  • June 01, 2023
  • 5:00 PM
  • Lane County Parole and Probation, 2699 Roosevelt Blvd., Eugene, OR 97402
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Class Title:

Basic Background Investigations

Target Audience:

Priority seating for Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire and Communications

Sponsoring Agency

Lane County Parole and Probation

Date and Time:

May 31 - June 1, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:45 a.m. Check-in)       


$250 current OPOA member

$275 non-member (Includes 1-year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)

$315 for non-public safety

Training Location:

Lane County Parole and Probation

2699 Roosevelt Blvd

Eugene, OR 97402


Les Swenson

Washington County Sheriff's Office

Royanne Mathiesen

Washington County Sheriff's Office

Todd Baker

Background Unit Supervisor, Washington County Sheriff's Office

Sgt. Blair Barkhurst

Professional Standards Manager, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Jeff Denning

Professional Standards Unit, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

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.


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Supplies Needed:

 Basic note taking supplies.

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