Color of Law Training outlines the federal laws regarding civil rights violations perpetrated by law enforcement officials and those operating under the color of law and details how the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducts investigations into those violations.

This two hour course is designed to outline the federal laws regarding civil rights and how the FBI conducts civil rights investigations. The goal is to provide participants with a better understanding of what will initiate a federal civil rights investigation and what to expect if an investigation is initiated. The course outline:
• Identify the violations that fall under the category of civil rights.
• Discuss the law enforcement officer’s perception of himself or herself.
• Discuss the community’s perception of law enforcement officers.
• Define the elements that must be present in order to initiate a color of law investigation.
• Detail how an FBI investigation is conducted.
• Define administrative inquiry verses criminal investigation.
• Explain “Garrity” rights.
• Case studies.
• Question and answer period.

This course is filled with lecture, discussions and demonstrations that will equip the attendee with an understanding of what constitutes a civil rights violation and what to expect from investigators once the investigation has been initiated.