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Professional Development Institute
Background Investigation for Public Safety

Background Investigation for Public Safety


Date:               July 13, 2012


Location:         St. Paul Police Department                             Recommended Hotels

                        West District Community Room

                        389 N. Hamline Avenue

                        Saint Paul, MN 55104


Time:                0900-1800        


Instructors:    Sgt Dan Malmgren-SPPD


Post:                8 Credits


Cost:                $ 195.00                                     $170.00 for A.T.O.M. Members


The Saint Paul Police Professional Development Institute (PDI) is sponsoring a 1-day course in BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY.

This course will focus on the practical aspect of conducting an investigation as a part of a pre-employment screening process for all governmental employees.  Topics to be covered include; data practices, collecting pre-employment information, analyzing and focusing your investigation, legal issues, identify elements that disqualify candidates and writing an investigative report. 

Sergeant Dan Malmgren is a 22 year veteran of the St Paul Police Department who currently supervises the Research and Development Unit.  He has taught for numerous organizations including; the MN Chiefs of Police Association, MN Sheriffs Association, and the William Mitchell College of Law.  He has a Master’s degree in Public Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Law Enforcement, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics and Mathematics, and is a graduate of the Northwestern Staff and Command.  Sgt Malmgren is responsible for the majority of the writing, maintenance and updates of SPPD’S Policies and Procedures

Go to: to browse our website and fill out the registration form.  If you have any questions, please call SPPD-PDI @ (651) 266-5652 or email:




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