Background Investigations Course
Background Investigation Course
Presented by: Blue and Brown Backgrounds
Instructed by: Saint Paul Sergeant Justin Miller
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
0800 - 1500 hrs
Tuition: $250/ attendee
MN POST Board Credits: 8
COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:
THIS COURSE WILL COVER BACKGROUNDS 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 PRIOR BACKGROUNDS. ATTENDEES WILL LEAVE WITH THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE A THOROUGH AND COMPLETE BACKGROUND THAT NOT ONLY MEETS P.O.S.T. 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 OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THEIR AGENCY.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Justin grew up in Richfield, MN and graduated from Richfield High School. He attended Bemidji State University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Pre-Law. While attending Bemidji State, he worked at the Northwest Juvenile Training Facility in Bemidji and completed a 3-month internship with the Bemidji Police Department. After graduation from Bemidji State, he worked for the Minnesota Department of Corrections as an Intensive Supervision Parole Agent covering the northern third of the state. Then he 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. He currently is the Supervisor of the Background Investigations Unit for the Saint Paul Police Department and been a Police Officer for 22 years.
As a Background Investigator, he has taught Background Investigations Skills class and 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 over 400 attendees from more than 75 different agencies around the upper mid-west.