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Employee Complaints & Background Investigations  

A complete guide to conducting comprehensive impartial employee misconduct investigations and background investigations. 

Employee Complaints &

Background Investigations  

Orlando, Florida 
September 30, 2024 - October 2, 2024
Tuition $425 

Class Registration Form 

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Target Audience:

This course is designed for sworn or civilian personnel that investigate employee misconduct or conduct background investigations.

Course Objectives:

Module I

- Applicable professional standards, Florida Statute 112.532, and navigating the internal affairs      process
- Review of disciplinary practices & arbitration findings  

- Employee due process considerations

Module II

- Complaint intake process

- Complaint review and case classification for the IA investigator

- Employee Background Investigations 

- Command review and management considerations

Module III

- Case reviews of trending police/correctional employee investigations

- Review of trending legal and key labor relation cases impacting IA investigation

- Report writing for the internal affairs investigator

Module IV

- Navigating criminal complaints

- Navigating administrative complaints

- Creating an investigative and interview strategy


George A. Perez 

Instructor Background: 

George A. Perez, is an active law enforcement executive within the eight largest police agency in the country. He has served the community of Miami-Dade, Florida for over 23 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 critical sections such as the training institute, employee wellness, cyber investigations sections as well as jail/police accountability operations. George is also routinely requested to teach and consult on matters of internal affairs investigations, discipline and accountability, criminal investigations, supervision and management, and leadership in the State of Florida as well as in other regions in the United States.


He possesses a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management and enjoys a robust professional and practical background in law enforcement management and criminal investigations. His knowledge and experience is derived from assignments, which have included police services, general and major crimes investigations such as Person and Property investigations, Internal Affairs, Robbery, Homicide, and corrections, and executive leadership training programs.


George is a bilingual instructor that embraces a dynamic approach to instruction that includes student participation and critical thinking problem solving methods relative to today’s law enforcement professional. As an active law enforcement officer, George understands the operational realities and demands faced by today’s police and correctional facility professionals.

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