Internal Affairs and Officer-Involved Shooting Investigations

Learn how to conduct internal affairs and officer-involved incident investigations from highly experienced supervisors.

Instead of “Death by Power Point” you’ll discuss real cases with highly experienced investigators. You’ll learn the specific way to conduct investigations, the pitfalls to avoid and how new laws affect your investigations.

Internal Affairs and Officer-Involved Shooting Investigations

(16 Hours)

California POST Certified: #1345-32100 – Plan N/A

Law enforcement officers are under scrutiny like never before. That’s why when an officer-involved incident occurs or an officer is suspected of wrong-doing, the investigation must be conducted by competent and well trained investigators. That’s where you come in!

This course provides law enforcement officers and investigators with the specific skills they can use to investigate internal affairs issues and officer-involved incidents (e.g., officer-involved shootings). This training will include directions on how to organize an investigation, respond to incident scenes, and proven methods for conducting thorough investigations based on the latest case law.

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Attend this course and learn:

  • Step-by-step instruction on how to conduct both criminal and administrative investigations from incident to adjudication
  • How new laws like California SB2 affects internal affairs and officer-involved incident investigations
  • How to minimize criminal, civil, and administrative liability for your officers and your agency
  • Receive a comprehensive IA investigation manual as well as a Public Safety Statement pocket card

Whether you are a supervisor who may one day have to manage an OIS scene, or you conduct IA investigations for your agency, this class is for you.

Quick Facts

Target Audience:

Sworn law enforcement officers and agency-affiliated investigators

Course Length:

16 hours (2 days) or 24 hours (3 days)

Course Certifications:

California POST Certified. Need certification for your state?

All of our courses are California POST certified because we are based in California. However, we present courses all over the United States and we’re happy to work with you to obtain certification in your particular state.


$459 (16 hours) or $595 (24 hours)

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Students Are Saying:

“My favorite part was being challenged by the instructor as well as their sense of humor. 100% recommend this for all our supervisors.”

— Sgt. Erin Montgomery, Elk Grove PD (CA)

“Before the class I didn’t feel prepared to handle an IA but now I do. Very worthwhile training.”

— Sgt. Ryan DeJohn, Santa Barbara PD (CA)

“This course is RELEVANT. I appreciated the instructor’s style. Most POST classes are taught by an irrelevant 100-year old retiree who speaks as if he is the ultimate authority. These instructors gave options, posed questions, and said it if they didn’t know the answer.”

— Sgt. Steve Boyett, Paso Robles PD (CA)

“Excellent course and instructors. My favorite part was their energy and the info they provided.”

— Det. Vanfleet, Simi Valley PD (CA)

“I enjoyed learning about all the laws and updates. This class is 1000% worth it.”

— Investigator Patrick Weithers, City of Long Beach (CA)

“First-hand, real life experiences from the instructors made the learning environment easy to understand.”

— Sgt. RC, Santa Barbara PD (CA)

Your instructors, James Tacchini (left) and Marlon Marrache (right).

James Tacchini and Marlon Marrache
James Tacchini

James Tacchini

James Tacchini is a Sergeant with the San Francisco Police Department where he serves as a full-time Officer-Involved Shooting Investigator.

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Marlon Marrache

Marlon Marrache

Marlon is a 24-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department who recently retired at the rank of Sergeant. He is also the host of the Internal Affairs podcast.

More about Marlon

Watch James Tacchini discussing Officer-Involved Shooting Investigations on the Shots Fired Podcast.

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