North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Background Investigations

 
Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Those assigned and responsible to conduct pre-­employment background investigations of new employees.

Course Goals:

To provide law enforcement professionals responsible for conducting background investigations the information needed to successfully perform the investigation.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this block of instruction, the student will be able to achieve the following objectives in accordance with information received during the instructional period when conducting an applicant investigation:

  • Discuss and define ethics to understand its importance within and throughout the background investigation process.
  • Increase general awareness of legal issues pertaining to employment background investigations and avoid violating employment related laws.
  • Provide law enforcement professionals responsible for conducting background investigations with a process for conducting interviews related to the background investigation of an applicant seeking employment with a law enforcement agency.
  • Familiarize law enforcement professionals responsible for conducting background investigations with information that can be used to conduct investigations on job applicants.
  • Provide law enforcement professionals responsible for conducting background investigations the requirements of the related Training and Standards Commission regarding the application process, minimum standards and background requirements for employment as a sworn officer in a law enforcement agency.

Methodologies:

This course employs lecture and class discussion.

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions.

Registration:

Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional classroom and online) on our  North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.

 

 


Course Coordinator:

Edward Anderson

Length of Course:

20 hours - 3 days
 

Agency Limit: 2

 

CICP Credit