Seminar Title

Supervisor Liability

Dates of Events

05/14/2024 through 05/15/2024

Last Updated: 04/16/2024
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: Surprise Police Department - 14250 W Statler Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Surprise - 14783 W Grand Avenue, Surprise, AZ 85374
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
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.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Supervisor Liability
Why Are We Getting Sued?
This comprehensive course will provide participants with the knowledge necessary to prevent, identify and manage legal liability in personnel matters. State -specific caselaw will be utilized to illustrate the potential pitfalls of employee relations in public safety administration and the means by which they can be avoided. The complex nature of today’s legal landscape makes this an essential course for supervisors seeking to maintain organizational professionalism while respecting employee rights.

Supervisor Liability:
•What Is The Liability Of Law Enforcement?
•Sources Of Liability
•How To Avoid Liability

What Are The Cases We Need To Know To Avoid Liability And A Lawsuit?
Why Is Policy So Important?
•Policies and Procedures
•Training
•Supervision
•Performance
•Review and Revision

12 High Risk Critical Task That Get Us Sued:
•Use of Force
•Pursuit-EVOC
•Search/Seizure-Arrest
•Care, Custody, Control/Restraint of Prisoners
•Domestic Violence
•Off-Duty Conduct
•Sexual Harassment-Discrimination-Misconduct
•Selection/Hiring
•Internal Affairs
•Special Operations
•Dealing With The Mentally Ill
•Property - Evidence

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