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Negligent Hiring Liability for Law Enforcement

Negligent Hiring Liability for Law Enforcement

  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
  • Aug 02, 2021
Course Length:
  • 2-hour
  • 2:00 - 4:00pm EST
Individual Fee:
  • $95.00 per registered attendee
Group Rate:
  • $95.00 for the first attendee - $50.00 per each additional attendee
Agency Pricing:
  • Please contact us for an agency-wide pricing quote

Your greatest asset and your greatest liability are the people that represent your agency every day.  As agencies face a difficult recruiting environment, increased turnover, and calls to re-evaluate hiring criteria to cast a wider net in recruiting efforts, the risk of negligent hiring is a serious one.  This is a crucial time for law enforcement leaders to re-evaluate their hiring practices to ensure that they are doing everything within their power to address the legal, ethical, and public safety risks associated with hiring “warm bodies” in spite of discoverable red flags as it pertains to applicants’ character and ability.

In this two-hour webinar, Attorney Matt Dolan will review the sources of liability incurred by law enforcement agencies when making hiring decisions based on background investigations, academy performance, and conduct during the field training program.  

Topics covered will include:

  • Going beyond automatic disqualifiers in background investigations
  • Due diligence in an era of free agency and lateral hires 
  • The dangers associated with politically motivated hiring
  • Ethical and public safety implications of “cutting corners” in the hiring process
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