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Legal Issues for Chiefs, Sheriffs and Command
Section 1983, Civil Liability/Risk Management

Hours: 6
Tuition: $95

Program Information:

This 6-hour seminar developed for law enforcement executives, command officers and supervisors will cover agency and personnel exposure to Civil Liability/Risk Management Section 1983 issues and lawsuits. This engaging program is a discussion based curriculum designed to allow participants to work through scenarios founded on current law and court decisions

The program will primarily focus on Use of Force issues and as time permits topics will include:

  • A history of Section 1983 and how it affects law enforcement.

  • A discussion of the differences between a Section 1983 action and a common lawsuit.

  • A discussion of important 1983 cases and how they affect police officers and their supervisors.

  • How can the impact of Section 1983 be mitigated?

  • What are the situations where officers are the most vulnerable to Section 1983 actions?

  • What are the “rules” regarding “force” and “deadly force” – and how can your officers stay within those rules?

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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Jim Kempinski
Program Manager

Voice: (630) 942-2939

Trisha Augustyn
Administrative Assistant

Voice: (630) 942-2295

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Fax: (630) 942-3766


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