The Police Applicant Background Investigation is the most important part of the new hire procedure. Applicants can pass physical tests and oral interviews with practice and preparation; however, the background investigation reveals an applicant’s true nature. The background investigation process must be both thorough and standardized. Using the PACE investigation method, students learn a repeatable, comprehensive and standardized vetting process to help your agency select the best candidates.

Upon completion of the course, students are given access to the PACE Police Training online document library. This includes forms they can use to organize and streamline their background investigations. PACE forms will help your agency develop complete and standardized documentation for each applicant and provide your hiring team with a thorough assessment of applicants’ strengths, weaknesses and character.

Topics Covered:

  • Creating a standardized process
  • Release forms
  • Sources of information
  • Investigative and interview techniques
  • Financial history analysis
  • Online searches
  • Social media examinations
  • Necessary reference checks
  • Applicant interview questionnaires
  • Military service
  • College verification
  • ADA and hiring Police Officers
  • Producing a clear and concise report

$125/person - lunch provided

Meet our Presenter: Andy Jicha

Detective Andrew Jicha (Ret), a 26-year veteran of the City of Waukesha Police Department, worked as a detective for 19 years where he completed background investigations on numerous types of applicants including police officers, dispatchers, parking agents, clerical personnel and community service officers.  
In addition to background investigations, Detective Jicha worked undercover for 15 years conducting covert operations with narcotics, online predator and prostitution investigations. Detective Jicha also served as a field training officer, tactical team member, crisis negotiator and ICAC investigator.