Background Investigations


January 16, 2019 0800-1600-Background Investigations- $99


This course will provide you with 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.


Role Of the Background Investigator:

  • Dealing with a changing culture  and the problems of today’s police applicants.
  • Role of the background investigator
  • Background policy & procedure and to meet the Maine Law Enforcement Accreditation Program standards (MLEAP)
  • Legal issues in background investigations
  • ADA employment guidelines
  • Investigative sources of information and data
  • Conducting the background investigation
  • Proper interview techniques
  • Factual and objective background reports
  • Preparing your report to assist the polygraph examiner and psychologist


Bangor Police Department

240 Main Street

Bangor, ME

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Hiring Process from Recruiting to Selecting the Right Person


Background Investigation Flyer.Bangor.2019 (pdf)