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

Risk Management and Loss Control For Law Enforcement Conference

Dates of Events

07/27/2020 through 07/29/2020

Last Updated: 04/28/2020
Instructor(s): Multiple Instructors
Location: Hilton Providence - 21 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903
Hotel: Hilton Providence - 21 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903
Course Registration Fee: $395
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Monday, July 27, 2020

8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Jack Ryan, Attorney

Law Enforcement Legal and Liability Update
• Bringing Law Enforcement Back to the Basics/Actions
Consistent with the Constitution
• Wrongful Stops and Arrests
• Wrongful Conviction
• Use of Force
• Dealing with the Mentally Ill
• Where are the Law Suits?

Emerging Trends by the Plaintiff’s Counsel?
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, receiving his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Suffolk University Law School. Jack has 20 years police experience as a Captain. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently through-out the United States. He is the Co-Director of the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute and has conducted agency audits, several involving issues of administrative in-vestigations. Jack regularly conducts training seminars for LLRMI in a variety of subjects including Use of Force, Internal Affairs and Legal Issues. Jack has written two books for use by Rhode Island Law Enforcement Officers, Rhode Island “Law Enforcement Offic-ers Guide to Criminal Procedure” and “Rhode Island Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights”, a Practical Guide to the Law of Investigations and Hearings. Jack has written ex-tensively on the legal issues surrounding the Internal Affairs process. Jack Ryan also writes a field guide for law enforcement officers nationally titled: “Case Law for Critical Tasks in Law Enforcement”, A Legal Guide for Officers and Supervisors, which is updated annually at the end of each United States Supreme Court Term. Jack authors and edits the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute’s bi-monthly publications providing legal and liability updates to law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. Brian Devlin and Kim Gaston

How is COVID 19 Going to Shape Public Safety, Liability
and Officer Health
Brian Devlin, Vice President of IPMG Risk Management Services. After graduating with degrees in Physiology and Physiotherapy, Brian worked in physical therapy and special-ized in industrial medicine and workers’ compensation rehab. For five years, he provided therapy and rehab service for global large equipment manufacturer and eventually a large Chicago area hospital’s industrial medicine program. Brian designed safety and health programs for Police and Fire operations for injury prevention. Currently, Brian is Vice President of Risk Management Services and designs and coordinates the risk manage-ment activities for a large Illinois pubic entity pool with roughly 300 members of local government (municipality and county). These services include controls and material resource for injury prevention, insurance management and entity/agency liability.

3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

COVID 19
• Legalized Marijuana and Law Enforcement
Emerging Liability Trends

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Lou Reiter

How Blindness to Police Misconduct Impacts LE Liability?
What’s the Cost to the Agency? The Insurer?
Defend? Write the Check?
Lou Reiter is a National Trainer and Co-Director of the Legal and Liability Risk Manage-ment Institute. He has presented training on Internal Affairs issues for the past 25 years. Lou regularly conducts police agency audits and has been the consultant on investigations involving 8 cities and the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. He has been a police practices expert in over 1000 civil cases appearing both plaintiffs and defendants. He authored the “Forth Edition of “Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations” in 2019.” Lou retired from the L.A.P.D. as a Deputy Chief of Police after 20 years of service.

12:30 p.m.—1:00 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 p.m.— 3:00 p.m. Laura Scarry, Attorney

You Have Received the Law Suit, Now What? • How Do You Review and Evaluate the Law Suit?
Defend? Write the Check?
• How Do You Win?
Laura Scarry has extensive litigation experience defending municipalities and municipal employees in federal courts in Illinois and Indiana and Illinois state courts. The majority of Ms. Scarry work has been in the representation of police officers, supervisors, administra-tors and the police agencies they work for against claims covering a wide array of law enforcement issues such as excessive force, deadly force, search and seizure, malicious prosecution, failure to train, duty to protect, police pursuit, employment discrimination, in-custody deaths and racial profiling. What makes Laura’s experience unique is that she sees cases from a practical standpoint, having been a police officer for the City of Lake Forest from 1986-1992.

3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Laura Scarry, Attorney and Jack Ryan, Attorney
Round Table Legalized Marijuana
• How Does It Impact Law Enforcement and Liability?
• Do We Need Special Policies and Procedures?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

8:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m. Stephen Campbell
Why Audits Are Important To The Law Suit?

Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence, Rhode Island Police Department in 1982 and retired at the rank of Major. Steve is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.

10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Jack Ryan, Attorney and Laura Scarry, Attorney
Where Do We Go From Here?
• What Do We Have To Change?
12:00 p.m. Certificate Presentation