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Oversight Review of the Department of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Office of Professional Responsibility

Executive Summary

The Office of Integrity and Quality Oversight, Investigations Quality Assurance Division conducted an oversight review of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Office of Professional Responsibility from June 2014 to August 2014. The review covered OPR activity from October 1, 2011, (FY 2012) to June 1, 2014 (FY 2014). We found that the Office of Professional Responsibility generally complied with applicable directives, policies, guidelines, and investigative standards. We observed commendable practices with the thoroughness of investigations, the quality of reports, and the productive relationships maintained with operational entities within the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. We found particular issues with the agency’s underreporting of complaints to the Office of Inspector General, the absence of annual Law Enforcement Availability Pay documentation and certifications, and weaknesses in safeguarding evidence. We made 21 recommendations to the Office of Professional Responsibility Division Chief who agreed with them in whole or in part. There are no open recommendations in this report.

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