Internal Affairs Investigators Basic Training

January 22-25, 2019
Registration Deadline is December 21, 2018.

Online Registration

Program Information
This is a four-day training program that has been designed for those individuals who have recently been assigned to Internal Affairs or for those who have not received any formal Internal Affairs training.  This program has been designed to assist Internal Affairs Investigators in the transition to their new role.

The curriculum focuses on topics that are essential and basic knowledge for Internal Affairs Investigators.  Classes may include: Defining and Accepting Complaints, The IA Investigative Process, Ethics in Policing, Brady and Garrity Case Law Review, Confidentiality in IA Investigations, Use of Force Investigations, In-Custody Death, In-Car and Body Cameras, and Inspections and Audits.  Classes offered change from time to time to ensure that topics covered are recent and relevant.

In addition to classroom discussions, this program provides participants with the opportunity to network with IA Investigators from other law enforcement agencies. This is a great opportunity to meet and seek assistance from other IA Investigators.  The program is open to applicants from law enforcement agencies, both in-state and out-of-state.

Classes begin promptly at 9:30 am on Tuesday and conclude at 3:00 pm on Friday.  All classes will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond/Virginia Center in Glen Allen, VA.  A detailed program agenda will be emailed to all registrants prior to the training.  Please refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed program information and answers to FAQ's.

The registration deadline is Friday, December 21, 2018.  Because the class size is limited, applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Early registration is encouraged!

Program Fee
The program fee without lodging is $500  and includes tuition, course materials, certification, in-service credit, and break services.  The program fee with lodging is $725  and includes all of the above plus lodging for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights at the Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel in Glen Allen, Virginia.  A full buffet breakfast is included with the cost of lodging.  Additional nights of lodging are available for $104 per night including tax.  Lodging is single occupancy and arrangements are made by the VACP.  If special accommodations are needed, please send an email to

When funding is available, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police will accept requests for needs-based discounts / fee waivers from applicable law-enforcement agencies.  For more information click here.

Who Should Attend
This program has been designed for those individuals who have recently been assigned to Internal Affairs or for those who have not received any formal Internal Affairs training.  While policies relate to Virginia's laws and codes, out-of-state applicants are welcome to register for this course.  

This training will be pre-approved by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) for Partial In-service Credit.  DCJS Partial In-service Credit (PIC) forms and certificates of completion will be distributed at the close of the training.  Participants must attend a minimum of 4 hours to be eligible to receive credit.

Program Guidelines
Program participants should download and read the Program Guidelines which have been developed to assist with the orderly operation of the program and address frequently asked questions.
Program Guidelines

Cancellation Policy
If cancellation is received before December 21, you will be eligible for a partial refund, but will be assessed a $125 scheduling fee.  No refund will be granted for any withdrawal notice received on or after December 21.  No-shows are not eligible for refunds.  Qualified substitutions are gladly accepted with prior approval.

For more information or any questions concerning this program, please contact our Programs Manager, Stephanie Diaz, at (804) 709-1094 or email

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age in its programs or activities, including education policies, admissions policies, scholarships, and other programs.  The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the VACP's non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director
Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
880 Technology Park Drive, Ste. 100
Glen Allen, VA 23059
(804) 285-8227

For further information on federal non-discrimination regulations, contact the Office for Civil Rights at or call (800) 421-3481.