Professional Standards & Internal Investigations

Recently, police conduct and use of force has come under greater scrutiny by the public. Departments are receiving more complaints of police misconduct. This course helps Internal Investigators take complaints through a proper, thorough investigation to determine the truth.

This course will also cover several types of internal investigations including criminal, administrative, use of force, sexual harassment, and hostile work environments.

This course will benefit departmental leadership as well as IA investigators.

  • Leadership insights, ethics and lessons learned to impact, deter and deal with potential corruption.
  • Garrity vs New Jersey, 5th amendment
  • Compelled vs protected statements
  • Qualities of an internal investigator
  • Conducting Internal Investigations
  • Administrative and Criminal complaints
  • The Disciplinary Process
  • Use of Force Investigations
  • On duty and Off duty criminal investigations
  • Sexual Harassment investigations
  • Hostile work environment
  • Planning non accusatory interviews
  • Effective questioning techniques
  • Course Availability
  • November 18, 2024 - November 19, 2024 33 Seats Left
    Portsmouth, Va. Police Training Academy Portsmouth, VA
Instructors
Lena Sisco, Body Language Expert, Certified Military Interrogator, Author
Lena Sisco
Body Language Expert, Certified Military Interrogator, Author

Lena Sisco is a Certified Military Interrogator with an extensive background in interviewing and interrogation. While working in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, she was involved in interrogating members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Her ability to build a rapport, employ effective questioning techniques and accurately read body language led to numerous successes that saved American lives. She is the Founder of Concruency Group and since 2003 has shared her skills with both, law enforcement and military professions to include DEA, Border Patrol, Defense Intelligence Agency, Navy Special Warfare as well as other local, State and Federal Agencies. Her techniques have been used to assist these individuals in their personal and professional lives, apprehend criminals and gather necessary intelligence for our military. She holds a Master's Degree from Brown University and authored two books, titled "You're Lying," a book that describes the techniques of detecting deception Lena has developed and mastered as well as "Marine Scout Snipers." Ms. Sisco has been a keynote speaker for TED and several private sector businesses, and is recognized as a certified Expert in the art of enhanced communications.

Philip G. Evans, Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney, Retired
Philip G. Evans
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney, Retired

Philip G. Evans, recently retired after 27 years service as Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney, Norfolk, Virginia, 1994-2021.  Supervised the Adult Violent Crime Prosecution Team for 24 years and personally prosecuted all types of violent crime cases to include approximately 150 murder cases which included twenty-five defendants charged with capital murder; Recipient, 2018 Warren B. Von Schuch Award,  Distinguished Prosecutor Award; Recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Biometric Identification Award [Next Generation Identification System] in both 2019, Commonwealth v. Daniel Johnston: [Jury Trial, 1981 cold case homicide] and 2015, Commonwealth v. Amin Garcia, [Jury trial: cold case sexual assault]; Served as Faculty Instructor from 2004-2020 for the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council (CASC) and/or Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys (VACA) for multiple instruction courses to include Prosecuting Homicides, Prosecuting Capital Murder Cases, Virginia DNA Procedures; Virginia Post-Conviction DNA Petitions/Evidence Retention; Member, 2016 Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) National Workgroup: “Police Officer Use of Force Project”; Instructor on Criminal Procedure, Norfolk Police Department, 1994-2021.  Served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, 1987-1994, as both prosecutor and defense counsel: 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg; United States Army Berlin, Germany; United States Army Trial Defense Service.  Juris Doctor [Law Degree], Loyola University of Chicago; Bachelor’s Degree: Journalism, The Pennsylvania State University.  Resident of Chesapeake, Virginia.