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





Attendees will be provided with sample forms, background packets, policy and procedures, release of liability waivers and background investigation manuals for department use. Cost $495


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.

2022 Course Dates

Jan  19-21              Doylestown, PA           Print Flyer
Hosted by:      Bucks County Police Training Center
Feb 16-18              St. Peters, MO              Print Flyer
Hosted by :    St. Peters Police Department
Feb  23-25             Waldorf, MD                Print Flyer
Hosted by :    Charles County Sheriff's  Office
 April 20-22           Boulder , CO                 Print Flyer
 Hosted by:   Colorado University Boulder PD
May 25 -27          Cheyenne, WY              Print Flyer
Hosted by :           Laramie County SD      
June  6 -8             Nashville, TN               Print Flyer
Hosted by :               ProFirst Training         
June  22 -24         Sayreville, NJ              Print Flyer
Hosted by :               NJ State Police         
July 18-20                 Allen, TX                   Print Flyer
Hosted by :         Allen PD/Training Center 
Aug 10-12       Prince William Co, VA          Print Flyer
Hosted by :         Prince William Co. PD/
                            Criminal Justice Academy
October 3-4         Chattanooga, TN
Hosted by:          Hamilton Co. Emergency      Print Flyer
                              Communications District

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         2023 Course Dates
April 18 -20               Salem, VA                 Print Flyer
Hosted by :      Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy