Seminar Title

2024 Law Enforcement Liability and Risk Management Conference

Dates of Events

04/29/2024 through 05/01/2024

Last Updated: 12/07/2023
Instructor(s): Lou Reiter, John Jack Ryan, Steve Campbell, Brian Devlin, Jerry Rodriguez
Location: Drury Plaza Nashville / Franklin - 1874 West McEwen Drive, Franklin, TN 37067
Hotel: Drury Plaza Hotel - 1874 W McEwen Drive, Franklin, TN 37067
Course Registration Fee: $425
Instructor Bio
Lou Reiter
Lou Reiter currently is a police consultant. He offers three (3) separate professional services to the law enforcement community. He provides training to police groups in the high liability areas of use of force, emergency vehicle operations, high risk operations, investigations of citizen complaints, Internal Affairs procedures, investigation of critical incidents, and liability management. He will normally conduct 15-20 of these programs ranging from 2 hours to 5 days in length. The primary seminars are a 2-1/2 day program on Internal Affairs and Police Discipline and a 5 day program on investigation of police use of force incidents.
Each year, Lou also conducts an average of 5-10 agency management audits and liability assessments. These have been for state, county and municipal police operations. The size of these agencies has been from 3 persons to 39,000 employees. These audits allow him to be in police cars up to 100 hours each year. He has been a consultant on 8 U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, investigations of agencies involving patterns and practices of Constitutional violations. He was selected as a Federal Court monitor for the Consent Decree of Colln v. Ventura County Sheriff's Department, CA.
Lou provides litigation consultation to attorney firms involved in police civil actions. Since 1983, Lou has been retained in over 1100 such cases in nearly every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This has been on both sides of the table with approximately 60 percent being for plaintiffs.
Lou Reiter was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1961 to 1981. During that tenure he had 22 different assignments and rose through to ranks to retire as Deputy Chief of Police. About 70 percent of his time was spent in uniformed operations while the bulk of the remainder was in Internal Affairs, use of force review, training and personnel administration.
Lou has been published throughout his professional career. He was one of the principle researchers and authors of the 1973 Police Task Force Reportof the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Standards and Goals, where he authored the chapters on Internal Discipline, Training and Management-Employee Relations. Reiter has recently authored the 3rd Edition Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations guide: A Manual for Citizen Complaints, Administrative Investigations and Internal Affairs which will be provided to seminar participants.

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 LLRMI 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 authored "Law Enforcement Best Practices" 6th Edition, "Jail and Best Practices", and "Emerging Legal Trends for SWAT, Tactical and Emergency Response Operations" Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.

Steve Campbell
Stephen Campbell began his law enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department which employs 500 sworn officers and retired after 28 years at the rank of Major, Chief of Detectives. He has conducted over 115 homicide investigations and dozens of suicides, accidental and natural causes death investigations.
Steve has been a Law Enforcement Trainer and Consultant with the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute for thirteen years.
Steve is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) at Boston University. He is a graduate of the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Roger Williams University, Bristol RI and a Master of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Salve Regina University, Newport RI.

Brian Devlin
Brian Devlin, Senior Vice President Insurance Program Managers Group (IPMG), specialized in industrial medicine and workers compensation rehab from 1992 to 1997. During that time he provided therapy and rehab services for a global large equipment manufacturer and eventually a large Chicago area hospital’s Industrial Medicine Program designing injury prevention programs to areas of high risk.
Brian moved from clinical healthcare in 1997, to a new market mono line workers’ compensation carrier to design and implement injury prevention programs. In his roles there, he was the branch manager and supervised the risk management team. He was responsible for risk management field operations, program/service design, TPA services and agency development that expanded from IL to 7 additional states using a clinical model of injury prevention.
Brian moved to alternative risk insurance in 2004 with responsibilities for program development, local agent development, and risk management service design and delivery to the industries of healthcare, and local public entity insurance. Brian manages the risk management program for a large public entity pool in IL and is a keynote speaker to national & state associations in the fields of public entity and healthcare risk management. His current position is Senior Vice President of Risk Management Services for IPMG.

Jerry Rodriguez
Jerry Rodriguez spent 26 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, retiring in 2013 at the rank of Captain. His leadership assignments included assignments such as Patrol Commanding Officer, Adjutant to the Office of Operations, Watch Commander, Sergeant, and Field Training Officer. In addition to this, Jerry has experience in the Baltimore Police Department,
as the Deputy Police Commissioner in Charge of the Professional Standard’s Bureau, as well as Chief of Investigations for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
For years Jerry consulted and guided municipalities on high profile police-involved incidents as a member of the agency. However,
in retiring as a Law Enforcement Expert in 2021, he has been recruited to work on high-profile and sensitive cases. Jerry is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Class 234 and holds a master’s degree in Leadership from St. Mary College of California, as well as, a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
He also has policing experience with the West Coast and East Coast Law Enforcement Agencies and has participated in many investigations throughout his professional career.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
“Putting a Vest on Claims ·Litigation · Losses”

In 2022, there was $ 95,292,194.00 in Mega Law Enforcement Settlements. Mega is $ 200,000.00 or more.
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 Pursuits, and Arrest, lends itself to complaints and lawsuits from those whom law enforcement officers have contact with.
Law enforcement agencies and officers must have a working knowledge of developing laws relating to police liability and discipline. Agencies and officers must be made aware that they may be held accountable for decisions made by a court having jurisdiction over them. The developing law 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 Law Enforcement Agencies, individual police officers, supervisors, police executives, and insurance providers. In extreme cases, a failure to follow the rules set forth by the courts can result in criminal sanctions.

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