POSTC: Financial Invest. FIPS 11-14

Financial Investigations Practical Skills (FIPS)  NW3C Training


TUITION:     No Cost





The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council’s Field Services Training Division, in cooperation with the State of Connecticut Department of Banking, Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and the Department of Public Safety, is offering a comprehensive 3-day training program, titled “Financial Investigations Practical Skills.” The class will begin Tuesday, November 14 through Thursday, November 16, 2017.  The class will convene at 8:00 a.m. and continue to 5:00 p.m. each day at the Connecticut Police Academy, 285 Preston Avenue, Meriden, CT.  The program and instructors are part of the National White Collar Crime Center.    This is the gateway class in a training initiative to develop specialized investigators who will work collaboratively with investigators for white collar crime investigations.


The National White Collar Crime Center, NW3C, is a congressionally-funded, non-profit corporation whose membership primarily comprises law enforcement agencies, state regulatory bodies with criminal investigative authority, and state and local prosecution offices.  The NW3C has the mission of providing a nationwide support system for agencies involved in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of economic and high-tech crimes, and to support and partner with other appropriate entities in addressing homeland security initiatives as they relate to economic and high-tech crimes.


Financial Investigations Practical Skills is the first crime training course developed by the NW3C.  This basic course provides “hands-on” training designed specifically to address the particular interests and needs of white collar crime investigators.  Working as part of a multi-agency task force during the 3-day training, participants develop the practical skills, insights and knowledge necessary to manage a successful financial investigation from start to finish including: identifying and addressing complex criminal activities; organizing and documenting critical evidence; and presenting a case for prosecution.  This training will benefit police investigators, auditors, prosecutors, financial analysts and regulatory personnel who are learning the fundamentals of conducting successful financial crime investigations. 


The program is open to police agency investigators, prosecutors and to the staff of the Department of Banking and other State Agency investigators. 


Enrollment is limited to 25 students.  Please complete the registration form located on our website at and forward to the attention of Barbara Fullenwiley by email at or fax to (203) 238-6119. The deadline date is October 31, 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact Timothy Coon, Curriculum Manager at 203-427-2625.  


Students successfully completing the training will receive Review Training Credit as follows: Curriculum Area III:  Police Practical Skills, 4 hours; Curriculum Area V: Criminal Investigation, 12 hours.


There is no tuition for this course.  Coffee break refreshments are available at the Academy for a small fee.  Lunch may be purchased at nearby restaurants.  For this program, the uniform dress code for POSTC In-Service Training (POSTC General Notice 90-03) will be in effect.




DISCLAIMER:  The Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC) makes every effort, within its ability and resources, to provide the highest quality, most relevant in-service training programs available at minimum cost to all Connecticut police officers and agencies.  However, POSTC does not provide legal advice, and does not endorse the accuracy or completeness of specific in-service training programs provided by each of its many contractors and training providers.  The materials and opinions of individual providers offered during the course of in-service training are those of the instructor alone, and do not necessarily represent the position of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council or the State of Connecticut.  Given the multitude of disparate factual scenarios with which law enforcement personnel are presented in the discharge of their official duties, students and sponsoring agencies are strongly advised and encouraged to seek the advice and counsel of their own legal advisors before implementing concepts or adopting specific measures discussed or recommended during in-service training sessions. 


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