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Resetting the Clock on Policy in Law Enforcement

Resetting the Clock on Policy in Law Enforcement

  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
  • Webinar, N/A
  • Sep 14, 2023
Course Length:
  • 2-hour
Registration Fee:
    • $125.00 for the first attendee – $75.00 per each additional attendee

Changing community expectations, new statutory regulations and the clarity of hindsight may all contribute to the need for law enforcement leaders to occasionally “reset the clock” on policy—that is to say, clarify performance and conduct expectations moving forward that may represent a departure from “the way we used to do things.”

In these situations, when agency leaders often realize that past practice has allowed misconduct issues and policy violations to go unaddressed, it is often necessary to “reset the clock” so that all officers—especially those who may have committed violations in the past without disciplinary consequences—are put on reasonable notice of new standards and can be held to those new standards in a legally defensible manner.

In this two-hour webinar, Attorney Matt Dolan will discuss:

  • Explaining the rationale behind policy updates and revisions to rank and file officers
  • Acknowledging that agency policy moving forward represents a departure from past practice
  • Taking into account the value of in-person communication of meaningful policy changes
  • Defending disciplinary decisions based on new policy standards when challenged in court or in arbitration


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