Seminar Title

Emerging Law Enforcement Legal Trends: Policing in the Reform Movement

Dates of Events

10/06/2021 through 10/07/2021

Last Updated: 09/21/2021
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: Platte County Resource Center - 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO 64153
Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites Kansas City Airport - 11820 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO 64153
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
John Jack Ryan
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 eighteen months, law enforcement has faced difficult times to include how to operate during a pandemic and the aftermath of the death of George Floyd which also spotlighted other deaths involving law enforcement.
As a result of criticisms related to law enforcement, we see state legislatures and the U.S. Congress considering and passing measures that impact the high-risk, critical tasks in law enforcement. As part of the current climate, we are seeing more officers criminally charged in use of force events than any other time in the history of modern policing. At no time has risk management, with respect to the high-risk tasks in law enforcement been more critical. Managing risk in today’s environment not only protects civil liability, it may also save officers the possibility of criminal charges and the loss of their career.

Topics will include:
· Law enforcement in the policing reform movement.
· A survey of reform legislation around the United States.
· Any available updates on Federal Legislation. (No Bills have passed or been signed as of this time)
· How is local legislation impacting agency and officer liability?
· Qualified Immunity-Does it impact officer accountability?
· Use of Force and the impact of Reform Legislation on policy and training. The United States Supreme Court does not set the only standard anymore.
o Sudden in-custody death/Asphyxiation/Neck Restraints.
o No-Knock Warrants.
o De-Escalation
o Protests and the Use of Chemical and Kinetic Energy Munitions
o Dealing with Persons in Crisis
· Staying ahead of Reform/Recognizing New Risks/Managing the Risks/Controlling Losses
· Reform Mandated Training
o De-Escalation
o Procedural Justice
o Legitimacy of Authority
o Implicit Bias
· Managing the Crisis when it occurs-what to say/what not to say

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