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The Los Angeles Police Department, Audit Division (AD) presents the Basic Law Enforcement Performance Auditor Course.  The course is designed to introduce public safety professionals to basic performance auditing principles and to provide a foundation from which to properly plan and conduct a law enforcement performance audit.


The course is highly interactive and utilizes the adult learning model of instruction. The class is divided into five groups and they are assigned learning activities to enhance knowledge.  Each group presents their findings to the class and instructors provide feedback during the debriefing process.


The course is presented internationally at selected locations and announced on the AD website. Personalized presentations are available for specific organizations.


Event Schedule

The Law enforcement performance auditor course is designed as a basic introductory class. The course curriculum provides the necessary information for public safety auditors to perform their work. This two-day course consists of the following modules:


Module 1: Welcome & Orientation

Module 2: History, Purpose & Standards of Law Enforcement Auditing

Module 3: Risk Assessment & Audit Planning

Module 4: Audit Work Plans

Module 5: Population & Sampling

Module 6: Audit Field Work

Module 7: Capturing & Analyzing Field Work

Module 8: Report Writing

Module 9: Course Review

Module 10: Final Examination


Course Instructors

All instructors are actively involved in all phases of public safety performance auditing.  Cadre members are highly qualified instructors, and are certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.  They are also certified auditors and fraud examiners by numerous professional organizations.


Contact Information

For information and/or enrollment, contact Sergeant Heather Swift, Phone: 213-486-8243, E-mail:

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