Conducting Pre-Employment Background Investigations

This course will provide you with unique ideas on how to effectively market and recruit candidates for current openings. In addition, the knowledge and skills to conduct objective, thorough, and legally   sustainable applicant background investigations reflective of the   professional standards of your agency. 

The training will guide you through the relevant Federal and State Statutes and administrative regulations surrounding the selection and employment of personnel. We will also detail Federal and State fair employment laws, public  records requirements, EEOC employment guidelines, and ADA legislation and the impact of these regulations on the applicant background investigation and applicant selection. 

You will learn techniques for conducting interviews with applicants, references,  previous employers, friends, and neighbors. We will also address how to document the investigative findings in a comprehensive report properly. 

• Reviewing recruiting issues and how to   recruit affectively.

• Reviewing standards set forth by our profession,   department and state.

• Why we conduct background investigations.

• What characteristics we should look for in a candidate.

• What documents and information are essential to   review before the interview.

• Interviewing the candidate and others.

• Recommendations and conclusions in final report.

• Legal aspects regarding hiring practices.

• Assisting the polygraph examiner and psychologist in   their assessments. 

September 16, 2019 0800-1600


Houlton Police Department

97 Military St.

Houlton, ME 04730







Dirigo Safety, LLC understands that there are times when you must miss your scheduled training class due to emergencies, work schedule conflicts, or personal reasons. However, when you do not call or email us to cancel you from our training class you may be preventing other officers from being able to sign up.  If you’re scheduled for a training and do not make the class with no phone call or email to Dirigo Safety, LLC your department will be charged for the training class. 

You may call us at (207) 376-7427 or email 

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