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Background Investigations

ProFirst Training | Background Investigator Training Program in The USA

Police background investigators are vital to the success of any law enforcement agency. Properly trained investigators reduce liability, ensure best applicant selection and help strengthen community trust.
This comprehensive 3-day course teaches new and experienced background investigators advanced techniques and procedures for conducting pre-employment background investigations of new public safety employees.


                                      Topics Include

  • Conducting pre-employment background interviews

  • Conditional offers of employment letters

  • Report preparation

  • ADA Americans With Disabilities laws

  • Credit checks /Financial investigation

  • Driving records

  • Criminal and Civil background investigation

  • Psychological screening

  • Polygraph screening

  • Medical screening

  • Reference checks

  • Military verifications

  • Social Media investigations

  • Release of liability forms for applicant and references

  • Education verification

  • Home checks and neighbor interviews

  • Open records sources

  • Workman's Comp resources

  • Disqualifying factors





Instructor: John Pallas (Deputy Chief, Retired—State of TN) John Pallas is a 29-year law enforcement veteran who served as Deputy Chief of Police for the law enforcement division of the State of Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission. In that role, John supervised command staff, oversaw the professional standards unit and served as the public information officer and director of training. He also has more than two decades of service in California in various capacities, including Vice Detective, Narcotics Task Force Investigator, F.T.O. and Reserve Program Coordinator. John also managed a high-profile task force team of investigators, comprised of FBI, DEA, IRS agents, as well as state and city law enforcement officers.

         2023 Course Dates
April 3 -5                  Bryan, TX                    Print Flyer
Hosted by :        Bryan Police Department         
April 18 -20               Salem, VA                 Print Flyer
Hosted by :      Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy         
May 1-3                     Ogden, UT                 Print Flyer
Hosted by :     Weber County Sheriff's Office
August 9-11           Madison WI                 Print Flyer
Hosted by :      Madison Police Training Center         
August 16-18           St. Peters, MO           Print Flyer
Hosted by :          St. Peters Police Department         
August 21-23        Doylestown, PA          Print Flyer
Hosted by :      Bucks County Police Training Center         
October 16-18      Cookeville, TN            Print Flyer
Hosted by :      Cookeville Police Department         
Sept. 27-29     Westminster, CO              Print Flyer
Hosted by :      Westminster Fire Department     
November 6-8      Pharr, TX                      Print Flyer
Hosted by :      South Texas Reg Center for PS         

                                           Cost $495 

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