Course detail: Introduction to Internal Affairs and Professional Standards

Course Description: Introduction to Internal Affairs and Professional Standards is an 8 hour introductory course designed to provide an overview of the role and importance of law enforcement agencies' internal affairs and professional standards units and the ethical foundation and principles guiding internal investigations.

Police officers are given significant powers and are expected to use them judiciously. Citizens also expect that the police will be held accountable for the manner in which they use their authority and that any misconduct will be dealt with appropriately. The disciplinary process plays an important role in holding police officers accountable for their behavior. It is also important to note that it helps sort out situations in which officer misconduct has been alleged but in fact the officer acted appropriately.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Understand the role and importance of internal affairs and professional standards in maintaining police integrity.
  • Identify the legal and ethical frameworks governing internal investigations.
  • Learn the steps and best practices in conducting internal affairs investigations.
  • Recognize the impact of technology and psychological aspects on investigations.
  • Develop skills for effective communication and report writing in the context of internal investigations.

  • Officers will be able to initiate and conduct internal investigations with high integrity and professionalism.
  • Officers will demonstrate knowledge of legal requirements and ethical considerations in internal affairs.
  • Participants will be equipped to use technology effectively in gathering and analyzing evidence.
  • Enhanced ability to manage the psychological impacts of internal investigations on all involved parties.

Instructional Methods:
  • Lectures and presentations by experts in law enforcement investigations
  • Group discussions to encourage the sharing of experiences and strategies
  • Case study analyses to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios.

Who Should Attend: Law Enforcement Officers 

Course Requirements: 100% attendance and participation

Fitness Level Necessary for Successful Completion: Sedentary

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email KLETC or call 620.694.1400 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.

Notice of Availability of the KLETC Annual Security and Fire Safety Report:

The University of Kansas has determined that the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) main campus in Hutchinson and its regional sites in Dodge City, Hays, and Parsons are separate campuses. This determination was made in consultation with the Department of Education. The report is available online at:

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; the procedures the institution will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred On-Campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Non-Campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the institution or a recognized student organization; and on Public Property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 785-864-6414 or emailing or arrange for pick-up at a KLETC location.

 Session Information: LE25050F

Schedule: Every day, starting on 10/18/24 and ending on 10/18/24
Times: 08:00am-05:00pm CDT


Every day, starting on 10/18/24 and ending on 10/18/24
08:00am-05:00pm CDT


Please dress in layers as the temperature in the room may be difficult to adjust.


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KLETC Campus
Learning Center Classroom Bldg
11009 S. Hornet Road
Hutchinson, KS 67501
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Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $25.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 10 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.