A misunderstanding of officers’ due process rights on the part of agency leaders and IA investigators can have serious consequences for the agency, its officers, and the public they serve. A failure to give officers their “day in court” when it comes to even blatant violations of policy can mean that misconduct does not ultimately result in effective discipline when scrutinized by courts or arbitrators.
An inability to hold “bad apples” accountable as a result of due process oversights can substantially undermine public confidence. Also, disregard for due process can often result in undermining rank-and-file confidence in the fairness of agency leadership and the IA process.
Attorney Matt Dolan will discuss the fundamental rights of due process to which law enforcement officers are entitled, the impact those rights must have on IA operations, and the impact of recent legislative actions on those rights. Topics covered will include:
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“…Lt. Nieters’ ability to teach this class truly gripped me into seeing [that] I need a change. Hope to attend further training.”
-Patrolman, South Carolina
“Harry Dolan was one of the best instructors I have encountered in 28 years of service.”
“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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“I would consider Matt to be a master orator. Kept a serious topic interesting with his unique and fantastic sense of humor.”
-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
“This should be required for ALL leaders (or people in command) across the nation.”
“I’ve sent 2 of my team members to Verbal De-Escalation. I’ve had it & it’s an amazing class. After encounters, I see the 180 degree difference in these young officers! I will petition to send all of them.”
-Attendee, North Carolina