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Background Investigations Course

April 12


Presented by: Blue and Brown Backgrounds

DATE:                                    Friday, April 12, 2024

 TIME:                                      0800-1700

 INSTRUCTOR:                      Sergeant Justin Miller


COST:                                     $300 per attendee


Registration: Contact Justin at


Course Flyer: 2024 B&B AD

This course will cover Background Investigations of public employees with a primary focus on police officer hires.  The course is designed for an investigator who has never done or has completed a limited number of background investigations.  Attendees will leave with the skills necessary to complete a thorough and complete background that not only meets Minnesota POST board standards but exceeds them.  In addition, they will be able to provide their agencies with the critical information administrators need to make the accurate decision pertaining to a candidate’s employment with their agency.



Sergeant Justin Miller

Sergeant Miller is in his 26th year as a Police Officer. Sergeant Miller attended Bemidji State University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Pre-Law.  He started his work in Law Enforcement in 1996 with the Minnesota Department of Corrections as an Intensive Supervision Parole Agent.  Justin then worked concurrently for the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office as a Correctional Deputy and as a Licensed Peace Officer for the Cass Lake Police Department. In 1999, he became a Police Officer with the Saint Paul Police Department. Justin worked in the patrol division from 1999 to 2014. He became a Background Investigator in 2014 and worked in that capacity until 2018 when he was promoted to Police Sergeant. Sergeant Miller then supervised the St. Paul Police Background Unit until 2020 when he was named the Director of the St. Paul Police Department Professional Development Institute.

As a Background Investigator, he completed over 500 backgrounds on various positions including: volunteers, interns, civilian police academy officers, contractors, current employees, community liaison officers, parking enforcement officers, civilians, chaplains and police officers.

He has taught a Background Investigations course to over 600 attendees from more than 75 different agencies around the upper Midwest.

For more information, contact Sgt. Miller at blueandbrownbackgrounds@gmail.com


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South Metro Public Safety Training Facility
7525 Braemar Blvd
Edina, MN 55429
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