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Seminar Title:  
“Internal Investigations and Garrity”

DATES:  7/9/2020 through 7/9/2020

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Michael Ruggiero

LOCATION:  Webinars - , , WEB  

HOTEL:   - ,   

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $75.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Instructor Sergeant Mike Ruggiero has been a deputy and sergeant for the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando, Florida since 1991. Sergeant Ruggiero has over 20 years of investigative experience in sex crimes, internal investigations, and homicide. Sergeant Ruggiero has completed numerous hours of training in the fields of graphology, kinesics and statement analysis. He has provided thousands of hours of advanced training in the fields of investigations, interviewing, and detecting deception through identifying aspects of handwriting, body language, and statement analysis. Sergeant Ruggiero has been involved in the investigation of several hundred homicides as both an investigator and the sergeant of the Homicide Squad. He was involved in the high profile investigations of Caylee Anthony and Markeith Loyd. Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from Columbia College in 2012. Mike has provided instruction for central Florida Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers, the US Peace Corps, the International Chiefs of Police Association, the Florida Homicide Investigators Association, and various other police departments and security professionals across the US. He is a member of the teaching staff at P.A.T.C. (the Public Agency Training Council), Valencia College in Orlando, and Daytona State College.

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Course Objectives

In the current climate of policing in the US, conducting professional internal investigations is more important than ever.  This webinar will focus on the conduct of internal investigations and will focus on use of force investigations and how the Garrity ruling applies to LEO’s conducting and involved in internal investigations.  We will look at these investigations from both the perspective of the agency and the employee who is involved in these types of investigations.  Best practices will be discussed on how to conduct these investigations in a thorough, professional manner.  It is not a matter of “if” you or your agency will be involved in these investigations, it is a matter of “when?”  Be prepared.

The webinar will be provided by Sergeant Mike Ruggiero and Lieutenant Ryan Olsson of the Orange County Sheriff's Office, a Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency.  Mike and Ryan have over 20 years of experience in conducting these types of investigations.          

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