Register for the Police Risk Management Conference

  • Author | Heather Sturtz
  • 2/8/2024 7:05 am

There is still time to register for the 2024 Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute’s Police Risk Management Conference, to be held April 29 - May 1 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Franklin. Public Entity Partners is proud to be co-sponsoring this event and encourages all who can attend to register early. This year’s theme is “Putting a Vest on Claims – Litigation – Losses.” 

Over the last two decades, U.S. law enforcement agencies and individual law enforcement officers have been the subject of intense public scrutiny. The litigious inclination of American society has been a key factor in this scrutiny. The very nature of police work, such as arrests, use of force and high-speed driving pursuits, lends itself to complaints and lawsuits from those with whom law enforcement officers have contact. In fact, mega law enforcement settlements surpassed $95 million in 2022. (Mega settlements are $200,000 or more.) 

Law enforcement agencies and officers must have a working knowledge of developing laws related 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. 

It is important to keep in mind that this conference is not just for law enforcement personnel. Risk managers, loss control staff, policy makers, elected officials and many other municipal employees will benefit as well.

For more information on the Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute or to register for this event, CLICK HERE. Should you have any questions, please contact the Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute at 317-386-8325.