Police Supervisor, Management, Leadership
and Liability Phase II
Length of Seminar:
Certainly liability and the concern for managing
liability has changed the complexion of law enforcement.
Since the Monell decision in 1978, law enforcement has not
been the same. Further, as much as we may discuss and yearn
for the way things were, we cannot turn back. However, not
all that has changed as a result of Monell has been destructive
or detrimental. In fact, much good has come from the many
changes that have taken place within law enforcement, government
and the insurance industry. While you may presently be searching
to find some of that good, part of our role in this seminar
is to focus not on our frustrations, (many of which we have
no little control), but instead on the positive aspects
of managing liability reduction over which we do have control.
We have far greater control over this system of liability
than most of us realize, and better tools to manage and
lead than ever before.
This two day program will utilize concepts
about leadership that were introduced in Phase I, however,
attendance of Phase I is not required to attend Phase II.
The following are the objectives that we will address during
the course of this seminar.
- Introduce the Six Layered Liability Protection System
as a active defense against plaintiff’s Five Front
- Establish the absolute dependent relationship between
liability management and quality supervision while explaining
the relationship of managers and supervisors to each component
of the Six Layered Liability Protection System.
- The importance of leadership to the implementation
of the Six Layers and liability defense.
- Identify the four reasons police officers fail in their
- Explain the importance of policy and procedures to
the officer’s performance.
- Provide a means for supervisors to assess a properly
written policy and procedure.
- Understanding the importance of training to successful
- Training in context.
- Briefly review the history of law enforcement liability
so that there is a full understanding of how we got where
we are and where we can go from here.
- Provide an understanding of plaintiff and how plaintiff
attacks on five separate fronts probing for specific weaknesses
while historically we have only prepared for one front.
- Provide a means of evaluating police actions for potential
seriousness of liability.
- Introduce The Leadership Test and The George Patton
and Sam Walton Defense as a means of thwarting “The
Lawyer’s Lie” that it is always “cheaper
to settle.” These objectives will be accomplished
while focusing on increasing the effectiveness of the
supervisor as a leader.