Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

On-Target: Recruiting and Applicant Background Investigations*CANCELED*

Course Information

Course ID: 21-026
Course Start: 12/13/2021
Course End: 12/14/2021
Course Time: 12/13/2021 8:00 AM to 12/14/2021 4:00 PM
Course Days: MT
Course Hours: 16.00

Location Information

705 East 4th Street
Hobart, IN 46342

Pricing Information

Member Tuition: 275.00
Non Member Tuition: 275.00

Class Participant Information

Class Maximum Size: 0

Course Description



Who should attend: Anyone who may perform background investigations or the decision maker who  decides employment opportunities. This may include Human Resources, department heads, background  investigators, or supervisors. 

Participants will leave with the skills and knowledge of the importance of not only recruiting but also  retention of quality personnel. It is just as important to keep the best people as it is to hire quality  personnel. An organizational assessment should be the first step in the process and the need to break the  cycle of mediocrity. 

Background investigators will leave with the knowledge of their role in the selection process, the legal  aspects of the background investigation, background interview sources of information and preparing the  investigation report. Background investigations affect the future of an organization in many ways, thus  selection practices are vital to ensuring that future law enforcement employees and supervisors are suited  for the variety of duties expected from the populations they serve. This course will provide techniques,  procedures and sample forms for the background investigator. 

Topics Include: 

The importance of a recruiting plan 

Assessment of you organization 

What type of employees do you want Marketing and selling your organization Best practices for background investigations Professional standards model for backgrounds Why background investigations are necessary Sources of information/Investigative techniques  On-line data bases/social networking sites  Web sites and additional sources of information Polygraph questions/usage 

Psychological & behavioral testing  

Candidate interview techniques 

Reference interview techniques


FEE $275.00 ( $250.00 IF 3 OR MORE FROM THE SAME AGENCY)

Course Materials

Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (NILEA)
© Copyright 2021, Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. All rights reserved.