Event Detail2018-08-04T15:43:11+00:00
Seminar Title

Emerging Trends: Legal Update

Dates of Events

06/25/2020 through 06/26/2020

Last Updated: 06/18/2020
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: Nampa Police Department - 820 2nd Street, South, Nampa, ID 83651
Hotel: Best Western Plus-Peppertree/Nampa - 205 3rd Street, South, Nampa, ID 83651
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Over the last two decades law enforcement agencies and individual law enforcement officers in the United States have been the subject of intense public scrutiny. The litigious condition of American society has been a key factor in this scrutiny. The very nature of police work I.e. use of force; high-speed driving and pursuits; and arrest, lends itself to complaints and lawsuits from those that law enforcement officers have contact with.

Law enforcement officers must have a working knowledge of developing laws relating to police liability and discipline. Officers must be aware that they may be held accountable for decisions made by a court having jurisdiction over them. It is the developing law that guides police training, operations, individual conduct and operations. A failure to recognize the importance of this area of the law can lead to serious monetary consequences for individual police officers, supervisors, police executives and police agencies as a whole. In extreme cases, a failure to follow the rules set forth by the courts can result in criminal sanctions.

This training is structured to assist officers and agencies in assessing their particular level of risk-exposure by examining court decisions that have interpreted acceptable standards of conduct by officers.


• How training and the individual trainer impacts agency liability,
• Trainers standard of care,
• Court cases that impact trainer liability.
• Failure to train, obligation to train and how long does trainer liability last?
• Training practices to avoid liability
• What task must be trained.
• Liability trends, emerging training, TASER, response to resistance, occupy protest and the mentally ill.