Procedural Justice: Professional Standards Investigations
Procedural Justice relates to the idea of fairness between citizens and public safety agencies. It is a belief that the administration of justice, the allocation and use of departmental resources, and the resolution of conflicts in an impartial manner all produce trust and promote positive relationships between police/public safety and the communities they serve.
The DSA Procedural Justice Training Institute has been constructed for college and university police/public safety agency leaders and is taught by expert faculty. From command staff to first line supervisors, college and university sworn and non-sworn leaders who participate in Institute courses will be prepared to create and strengthen the ethical culture within their public safety organization that will aid in ensuring fair and impartial campus policing practices.
Professional Standards Investigations – A 21st Century Procedural Justice Approach (Virtual 3-Day Class)
Course Description: This course will provide best practices for conducting professional standards investigations through a procedural justice approach while emphasizing department integrity and transparency. In addition, the course will provide critical insights into the importance of internal procedural justice, including the benefits of developing a disciplinary matrix; how accountability and discipline can earn and maintain public trust; and provide the investigator with the tools they need to conduct an effective investigation and reach an evidence-based conclusion. (Attendees may find it helpful to take Course 4- Developing a Professional Standards Disciplinary Matrix, but Course 4 is not a pre-requisite for Course 5)
Some of the key topics that will be covered include:
- Campus safety in a modern constitutional democracy
- Incidents requiring disciplinary action
- Professional standards investigation process
- Employee disciplinary penalty matrix
- Personnel early warning systems
- Balancing transparency with confidentiality
- Trust and accountability through independent oversight
- Crisis communications following critical incidents
Audience: Campus Police and Public Safety Command Staff and Supervisory Personnel
This course will be taught by higher education experts who have a background and expertise in developing and implementing Professional Standards (Internal) Investigations for Public Safety and Law Enforcement agencies on college campuses.
IACLEA members receive a 10% discount when registering for any of the classes available on the DSA website.