Training: Introduction to Internal Affairs

Dates & Locations (2 Day Course)




This two-day class seeks to introduce the intricacies of conducting an internal investigation to students who have no, or little experience with IA investigations. Students will start with understanding definitions, terms and pertinent case law. The class will also cover department conduct standards and understanding supervisory responsibilities.

Day two of the class covers investigative techniques, possible issues, investigator standards, red flag policies and will conclude with contemporary issues, such as body worn cameras and social media. The class will also review applicable case studies.

The instructors for this class have extensive experience within law enforcement, leadership, police management, internal affairs investigations, as well extensive experience teaching various topics.


James Sartell retired from the Hollis, New Hampshire Police Department as Chief of Police in 2017. While in Hollis, James served as the department’s prosecutor and Administrative Services Bureau Commander overseeing the department’s professional standards. Prior to his position in management, he served in several executive board capacities with AFSCME Local #3657 which at the time represented 24 public safety chapters in New Hampshire. He attended the AFSCME Council 93 Institute and earned several certificates from the Labor Guild School of Labor-Management Relations. James was hired by the Townsend Police Department as Deputy Chief of Police where he currently oversees operations and professional standards.

James serves on the Community Policing Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and presented at the 2017 Annual Conference on building trust through community engagement. He is a graduate of the 110th Police Academy, holds a Master of Criminal Justice degree from Boston University, is a member of FBI-LEEDA and has completed command leadership and executive training through Roger Williams Justice Studies programs. James serves as an adjunct instructor at NHTI, Southern New Hampshire University, New England College and Boston University.

James Maloney began his career with the Nashua Police Department in 1994 and retired with the rank of Captain in 2017. During his career with the Nashua Police Department, Jay served as the Commander of the Professional Standards Bureau, Legal Bureau and Uniform Field Operations Bureau. He was directly involved and responsible for the Internal Affairs function at NPD for several years of his career, reporting directly to the Chief of Police in this capacity.

Jay was hired by the Hollis Police Department in January of 2018 and currently serves as the Administrative Services Bureau Commander in a part time capacity. His responsibilities in Hollis concern recruiting, training, accreditation, supervision of detective and administrative personnel, and managing the IA function.

Jay is a graduate of the 103rd New Hampshire Police Academy and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from Assumption College. He has attended numerous FBI LEEDA and Roger Williams Justice Studies courses and programs.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

GSPCC has a 10-day cancellation policy. Any cancellations less than 10 days from the class start date will not be refunded. Because seating in our courses can be limited, we ask that all cancellations be made at least 10 days prior to the class start date.

We understand there may be exceptions due to unforeseen serious events. If your cancellation is due to a serious issue and is not within 10 days of the first day of the class, GSPCC staff will evaluate the circumstances and work with you on a refund.