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BACKGROUND/ORAL INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES SCHOOL

DATE: NOVEMBER 13-14, 2017
LOCATION: KILLEEN, TX
CLOSED CLASS FOR KILLEEN, however, Killeen has graciously allowed Bannon & Associates a limited number of seats for registrants from outside the Killeen Police Department.

Topics to be covered in this seminar are:
Fundamentals of the E.E.O.C. Guidelines
Relationship of EEO Guidelines to background investigations and interviews
Role of the investigator and interviewer in discrimination complaints
Necessary documentation of investigation and interview procedures
Determining job-related areas for investigation and interview
Objectives of the background investigation
Use of the Personal History Statement
Evaluation of background findings
Determination of personal characteristics for investigation and interview
Pre interview objectives
Use of the Interview Guide
Use of the Interview Summary Form
Interview objectives
Use of situational reasoning questions
Do's and don'ts of successful interviewing

Speaker: Chris Bratton
Cost per participant: $250.00

All Law Enforcement participants will receive 16 hours TCOLE credit for this class


BACKGROUND/ORAL INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES SCHOOL

DATE: JANUARY 9-10, 2018
LOCATION: TYLER, TX
Seminar Details / Printable Form (PDF)

Topics to be covered in this seminar are:
Fundamentals of the E.E.O.C. Guidelines
Relationship of EEO Guidelines to background investigations and interviews
Role of the investigator and interviewer in discrimination complaints
Necessary documentation of investigation and interview procedures
Determining job-related areas for investigation and interview
Objectives of the background investigation
Use of the Personal History Statement
Evaluation of background findings
Determination of personal characteristics for investigation and interview
Pre interview objectives
Use of the Interview Guide
Use of the Interview Summary Form
Interview objectives
Use of situational reasoning questions
Do's and don'ts of successful interviewing

Speaker: Chris Bratton
Cost per participant: $250.00

All Law Enforcement participants will receive 16 hours TCOLE credit for this class


BACKGROUND/ORAL INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES SCHOOL

DATE: FEBRUARY 6-7, 2018
LOCATION: FORT WORTH, TX
Seminar Details / Printable Form (PDF)

Topics to be covered in this seminar are:
Fundamentals of the E.E.O.C. Guidelines
Relationship of EEO Guidelines to background investigations and interviews
Role of the investigator and interviewer in discrimination complaints
Necessary documentation of investigation and interview procedures
Determining job-related areas for investigation and interview
Objectives of the background investigation
Use of the Personal History Statement
Evaluation of background findings
Determination of personal characteristics for investigation and interview
Pre interview objectives
Use of the Interview Guide
Use of the Interview Summary Form
Interview objectives
Use of situational reasoning questions
Do's and don'ts of successful interviewing

Speaker: Chris Bratton
Cost per participant: $250.00

All Law Enforcement participants will receive 16 hours TCOLE credit for this class


BACKGROUND/ORAL INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES SCHOOL

DATE: MARCH 27-28, 2018
LOCATION: AMARILLO, TX
Seminar Details / Printable Form (PDF)

Topics to be covered in this seminar are:
Fundamentals of the E.E.O.C. Guidelines
Relationship of EEO Guidelines to background investigations and interviews
Role of the investigator and interviewer in discrimination complaints
Necessary documentation of investigation and interview procedures
Determining job-related areas for investigation and interview
Objectives of the background investigation
Use of the Personal History Statement
Evaluation of background findings
Determination of personal characteristics for investigation and interview
Pre interview objectives
Use of the Interview Guide
Use of the Interview Summary Form
Interview objectives
Use of situational reasoning questions
Do's and don'ts of successful interviewing

Speaker: Chris Bratton
Cost per participant: $250.00

All Law Enforcement participants will receive 16 hours TCOLE credit for this class


TEXAS PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT SEMINAR

April 17-18, 2018
Seminar Details / Printable Form (PDF)

The Texas Public Information Act seminar is designed to provide instruction to law enforcement and city/county administrative personnel on the operative provisions and requirements of TPIA, as well as practical guidance on how to prepare responses to frequently requested information, including the preparation of requests for open records opinions of the Texas Attorney General. Seminar Topics include:

Historical overview of the origin and development of TPIA and fundamental concepts such as:

Who is subject to TPIA?
What is public information?
What constitutes a public information request?
Presumption of openness
Permissible Communications with the Request or
Timelines for gather information and responding
Mandatory vs. Discretionary Exceptions
Requestor’s Special Right of Access to Certain Information
Information Protected by Right of Access to Certain Information
Law Enforcement Records Relating to Pending Investigations
Challenging an opinion of the Attorney General
Charging for Public Information
Penalties for non-compliance of TPIA

And much more...

This seminar is presented by Ms. Laura Mueller and Ms. Linda Sjogren of the Bojorquez Law Firm.

THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR COUNTY AND CITY OFFICIALS TO FULFILL THE STATE MANDATED PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS.

 

What people are saying:

VERY GOOD CLASS. I LEARNED A GREAT DEAL. I AM SCARED ABOUT THINGS OUR DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN DOING WRONG. BUT I WILL ATTEMPT TO MAKE THE CORRECTIONS AND MAKE US COMPLIANT*

VERY INFORMATIVE AND SHOULD BE COVERED IN CHIEF SCHOOL OR LEADERSHIP SERIES*

I REALLY ENJOYED THE CLASS. THEY DID A VERY GOOD JOB IN ANSWERING QUESTIONS AND EXPLAINING THE LAWS. I REALLY DID LEARN A LOT AND NOW HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF SOME OF THE MORE CONFUSING ISSUES*

GOOD CLASS PARTICIPATION-REFRESHING PRESENTATION OF DRY MATERIAL*

EXCELLENT CLASS. SHOULD BE MANDATORY FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS*

*All comments taken directly from Instructor Evaluations.

Cost per participant: $250.00

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