Special Agent Inspector General Academy

Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
384 Marana Circle
Glynco, Georgia 31524



New IG Academy Offerings

The Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy announces the following training programs for 1st quarter FY09. All three programs will be held at the FDIC Seidman Center, 3501 Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA (at Virginia Square Metro). Registrations will be accepted by Vivian Dahl,, 912-267-3008, on a first come, first serve basis.

In addition to the below listed programs, we hope to offer IG_BNCITP 901 at FLETC/Glynco, 12/2 - 12/12/08, however, FLETC is not yet able to confirm that p rogram for those dates. We will announce it upon receipt of confirmation. We will also announce the remainder of our FY09 training schedule as soon as facilities and dates can be confirmed. Due to the high demand for basic training again in FY09, it is likely that the majority of our advanced training programs will be held at locations other than FLETC/Glynco.

IG Public Corruption Investigations Training Program (IG_PCITP) VA-901, 9/30 - 10/3/08

The IG_PCITP is a 4-day training program designed to instruct the investigator in the procedures, techniques and legal issues associated with investigating allegations of employee and agency corruption. This program will provide the investigator with the fundamentals of working several types of internal and public corruption cases. One hundred percent of recent participants agreed that they would be able to use the material learned to improve job performance. Instruction is provided by a variety of subject matter experts from the IG community and the federal government in the following topical areas:

  • Public Corruption Statutes and Schemes
  • Indicators of Public Corruption
  • Considerations for Employee Interviews
  • Source Development
  • Special Concerns and Strategies
  • Investigative Tools and Techniques
  • Public Corruption Case Studies
  • Case Management and Partnering
  • A Defense Perspective
  • Administrative Investigations
  • The role and responsibilities of various entities involved in public corruption investigations

Student Comments:
"Enjoyed and benefited from case studies; legal review of statutes was helpful; learned new investigative tools and techniques - very worthwhile."

"This course is very good and the topics were excellent."

"Excellent, professional, relaxed, EXCELLENT!"

IG_PCITP-VA901 will be held at the FDIC Seidman Center, 3501 Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA (at Virginia Square Metro). Tuition is $1,182.

IG Interviewing for Fraud Auditors (IG-IFA) VA-901, 10/15 - 10/17/08

This 3-day training program will provide the auditor, analyst, or inspector with tools to conduct more effective interviews, in order to better prevent and detect fraud. This training is recommended for senior or experienced auditors engaged in fraud-related audits. In this class, students will learn to assess verbal and non-verbal behavior and become more effective at obtaining information in person, as well as via telephonic interviews. Instruction will consist of non-confrontational interview techniques, fraud indicators, methods to assess fraud vulnerability, common fraud schemes, and how to elicit potential fraud leads. Students will be taught Fraud Vulnerability Assessment Questions that can and should be used in every audit. These questions are uniquely structured, non-accusatory, non-threatening, information gathering, and designed to identify indicators of fraud. Instruction will show how these questions can flow naturally in the audit, without undermining the overall objective of the audit.

Student Comments:
"This course is perfectly suited to apply to our current work in deterring and detecting fraud with grant recipients. I am recommending it to our grant fraud teams."

"Great speakers! I was fully engaged in the material and learned skills that I can/will apply throughout my future."

IG_IFA-VA901 will be held at the FDIC Seidman Center, 3501 Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA (at Virginia Square Metro). Tuition is $890.

IG-Advanced Interviewing for IG Investigators (AIIGI) VA-901, 11/3 - 11/5/08

This 3-day training program is designed specifically for the IG investigator and will provide the student with the ability to better assess truth or deception by analyzing facts, interpreting verbal and physical behavior, and evaluating the suspect's answers to non-accusatory questions. Although the Reid style of interviewing will be reviewed, this course provides the investigator with a non-confrontational approach to the interview that is especially useful in obtaining confessions, even from individuals who are well-versed in the Reid technique. The investigator will learn a softer, more conversational approach to the interrogation, resulting in fewer denials and minimizing the conflict between the suspect and interrogator.

Student Comments:
"I'll definitely use the interviewing techniques on the job along with being able to better read people who are involved in my investigations. All of the training material was useful."

"The course was enlightening and provided new perspectives on conducting interviews. Overall, FUN course!" "The instruction received during this class was of the highest caliber and quality. The instructor clearly knew the material very well and was able to deliver the material professionally." "This was a great program, outstanding instructor. I would recommend this course to others."

IG_AIIGI VA901 will be held at the FDIC Seidman Center, 3501 Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA (at Virginia Square Metro). Tuition will be $890.

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