A new level of society-wide transparency has accompanied rapid technological developments in recent years. In particular, the ability to record and livestream events as they occur and individuals’ ability to engage in immediate and widespread public expression through social media has made countless interactions and conversations that were once private readily available for public view.
This has presented law enforcement agencies with new opportunities in identifying suspects, solving crimes and holding officers accountable to agency standards of conduct by way of internal affairs investigations. But it has also presented these agencies with significant challenges. Most notable of these challenges is a level of transparency and scrutiny for officers—on and off the job—that is unprecedented.
Significant liability and public relations issues are emerging due to the practical and policy challenges associated with body-worn cameras, the ease with which officers are recorded in the field and the ability of officers to share controversial opinions and workplace grievances to a public audience through social media.
This evolving landscape necessitates training that incorporates the latest statutory legal developments, court decisions and relevant case studies from throughout the country. This course will prepare law enforcement professionals to craft and implement policies that reflect an understanding of these areas of increasing legal liability.
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-Patrolman, South Carolina
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“Chief Dolan seamlessly fused his knowledge of history, law enforcement and leadership to provide a wealth of information on this topic. Two days flew by, great course!”
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-Detective, South Dakota
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“Very well done. [I] look forward to sending my police leaders to future Dolan Consulting Group trainings!
- Chief, Pennsylvania
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-Attendee, North Carolina