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*Cancelled* Internal Affairs Training

  • July 24, 2023
  • 8:00 AM
  • July 28, 2023
  • 5:00 PM
  • Forest Grove Community Center, 1915 Main Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116
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Class Title:

Internal Affairs Training

Target Audience:

Law Enforcement

Sponsoring Agency

Oregon Peace Officers Association and Forest Grove Police Department

Date and Time:

July 24 -28, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.    


$625 current OPOA member

$650 non-member (Includes 1-year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)

Training Location:

Forest Grove Community Center, 1915 Main Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116


George A.Perez, is an active law enforcement executive within the eighth largest police agency in the country. He has served the community of Miami-Dade,Florida for over 22 years as a police professional. George has risen through the ranks of his department and has worked and commanded the Internal Affairs unit which consists of administrative, criminal and public corruption sections. His experiences have also included overseeing compliance for the department, which include the training institute, legal bureau, employee wellness, cyberinvestigations sections as well as jail/police accountability operations. George is also routinely responsible for instructing internal affairs investigations for the State of Florida.

Charles N. Braun, II (JD, Indiana University School of Law — Indianapolis — 1977) is admitted to practice before all the federal and state courts of Indiana as well as before the U. S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, IL and the U.S. Supreme Court. A former Deputy Attorney General for the State of Indiana (where for nearly a decade he represented all of the state level criminal justice agencies), Mr. Braun has also worked for the American Bar Association, the U.S. Department of Justice, and he is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy for police legal advisors. Mr. Braun maintains a private law practice, is an author of criminal justice books, is a frequent speaker at seminars/programs for public/private sector groups and employees and has personally trained the majority of all Indiana based law enforcement officers through his position for 29 years as the Staff Attorney and Law Instructor at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Furthermore he serves as an expert witness in both federal and state court regarding a variety of criminal justice issues and has been an adjunct faculty member for a variety of colleges and universities over the years.

Brief Overview:

Course Objectives


Introduction and Description of I.A. Certification Program
The Role of Internal Investigations in Maintaining Professional Standards
The I.A. Process – Complaint Acceptance, Investigation, Interviews, Reporting & Disposition
Administrative Statements – Compelled vs. Voluntary
Administrative Searches in the Workplace


Use of Force Investigations – Reporting Requirements, Role of Supervisor, Documentation, 5th Amendment Implications
Administrative Investigations of Use Force vs. Criminal Investigations
Officer-Involved Shootings or In-Custody Death Investigations


Workplace Discrimination
Title VII - Types of Discrimination
Sexual Harassment – Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Environment
Policy, Investigation and Best Practices
Sexual Misconduct by Law Enforcement & Corrections


Body-Worn Camera Programs – The Impact on Complaints & Use of Force Incidents and Best Practices
Social Media Misconduct and the First Amendment Implications
Other Legal Issues Related to Internal Investigations


Defending the Internal Investigation & Disciplinary Action
Early Intervention Systems
Open Forum – Q & A
Wrap-Up & Completion of Final Written Examination

NOTE: The course description may be modified to accommodate scheduling of instructors.

Contact Information:

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


Business Casual

Parking Information:

Plenty of Parking

Supplies Needed:

Items for note taking.

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Oregon Peace Officers Association
4190 Aumsville Highway SE | Salem, OR 97317

Email:  opoa@opoa.info
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