Welcome to the official website of the North Carolina Internal Affairs Investigators Association. The NCIAIA is composed of law enforcement officers and police administrators throughout North Carolina charged with the duty of maintaining professional standards within their departments.
Due to the current climate in our country there has been an increase in the call for transparency and accountability in government. This can create situations where agencies must investigate allegations of wrong doing. One of the NCIAIA’s core missions is to provide training to individuals responsible for investigating these allegations.
Training is an essential element of the association, and one of our greatest assets. The NCIAIA regularly provides training which enhances professional growth and development; presents a forum for discussion of common problems encountered by internal affairs investigators throughout the state; and disseminates information relative to current court decisions, improved technical practices, and progressive administrative procedures.
The Association is currently planning a basic internal affairs investigator school where new investigators will be introduced to concepts and proven methods of conducting internal affairs investigations. Concepts covered will include constructing an internal affairs file, officer rights during an investigation, body worn cameras and the subsequent release of electronic recordings and more. An officer involved shooting investigation class is being planned for the spring of 2018. Please keep a check on this website for more information as it becomes available.
The Association provides an opportunity for investigators to network with individuals in other agencies also tasked with internal affairs duties. We conclude our training year with an annual conference which not only provides additional training, but also allows investigators to reinforce the professional bonds made. We look forward to acting as a sounding board if there are questions concerning investigations.
There are hundreds of law enforcement agencies within the State of North Carolina, but only a fraction of these are represented in the NCIAIA. One of my goals as President is to maintain our current members and increase new membership from around the state. Membership fees are $35 dollars a year which covers all internal affairs investigators in the agency. Membership benefits also includes a reduced rate for training classes offered by the Association. Membership applications are available on the website.
I am humbly honored to be serving as President of this great association, and I am always open to addressing other groups and associations to promote the NCIAIA.
We are looking forward to an exciting and prosperous year in the NCIAIA, and I would like to thank past President Henry King for his excellent leadership and the guidance that he provided to this association during his term.
Thank you for visiting the NCIAIA website and again, if you are not a member, we encourage you to become one today and take advantage of the resources available to you.
North Carolina Internal Affairs Investigators Association