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BACKGROUND ORAL INTERVIEW SCHOOLS

What people are saying:

THIS WAS EASILY THE BEST CLASS I HAVE ATTENDED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. THE CONTENT WAS EXTREMELY THOUGHTFUL AND VALUABLE. YOU DON'T USUALLY HAVE SUCH THOUGHT PROVOKING CONTENT IN A TCOLE CLASS.*

I CHOSE TO ATTEND AFTER HAVING GONE TO A DIFFERENT CLASS AND INSTRUCTOR. THIS CLASS WAS HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE THE OTHER. EVERYTHING WAS PRESENTED WELL AND IS PERTINENT. THANK YOU!*

GREAT CLASS, WELL PRESENTED, DISCUSSED AND RECEIVED. A CLASS ALL LEADERS, SUPERVISORS AND MANAGERS SHOULD ATTEND. REFRESHING AND FUN!*

EXCELLENT TRAINING! VERY ORGANIZED AND WELL PRESENTED. THIS DEFINITELY MADE ME MORE CONFIDENT WITH DOING BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS.*

*taken from actual instructor evaluations.

Upcoming Schools:
Parker County Sheriff's Office: February 27-28, 2019
New Braunfels Police Department: March 13-14, 2019
Sugar Land Police Department: June 19-20, 2019


TEXAS PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT SEMINAR

What people are saying:

GREAT CLASS. MUCH BETTER THAN PREVIOUS COURSES I HAVE TAKEN WITH OTHER INSTRUCTORS.*

LIKE THE EXPLANATIONS AS THEY WERE TIED TO ACTUAL APPLICATIONS. GREAT EXPLANATIONS. INFORMATION BACKGROUND HELPS. AG OPINIONS TIED TO SECTIONS - VERY GOOD.*

I HAVE COME TO THIS CLASS 2 YEARS IN A ROW AND EACH TIME I COME I LEARN SOMETHING NEW OR AN EXCEPTION I HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT.*

GREAT CLASS! VERY INFORMATIVE! I FEEL LIKE I LEFT WITH GREAT INFORMATION AND COMFORTABLE THAT MY AGENCY IS DOING THE RIGHT THING.*

*taken from actual instructor evaluations.

Upcoming Seminars:
April 23-24, 2019


BACKGROUND ORAL INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES SCHOOL - PARKER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

DATE: February 27-28, 2019
LOCATION: WEATHERFORD, 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

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BACKGROUND ORAL INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES SCHOOL - NEW BRAUNFELS POLICE DEPARTMENT

DATE: March 13-14, 2019
LOCATION: NEW BRAUNFELS, 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

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TEXAS PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT SEMINAR

April 23-24, 2019

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. Erin Higginbothem 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.

Cost per participant: $250.00

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BACKGROUND ORAL INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES SCHOOL - SUGAR LAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

DATE: June 19-20, 2019
LOCATION: SUGAR LAND, 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

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