Training Calendar

Managing Law Enforcement Liability Risks

Aug 23, 2017, Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Cloud
Registration, 8:30 a.m.; Training 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration fee: $60 per person

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Co-sponsored by Minnesota Sheriffs′ Association and Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust   

Aug. 23, 2017, Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Cloud, Minn.
Registration fee: $60 per person

As law enforcement operations are under increasing scrutiny, it is important for members to take steps to reduce risk exposures. This training event discusses several liability and risk management concerns unique to law enforcement, drawing from members’ questions, claim trends, legal developments and emerging issues. Sessions discuss risks and provide practical recommendations about how to minimize them.


  • Avoid the Pitfalls of Discipline and Termination of Law Enforcement: This session covers some of the biggest concerns when disciplining and terminating law enforcement officers.  It addresses the interplay of the Peace Officer Discipline Procedures Act and Veterans Preference Act, as well as how labor agreements may affect personnel decisions. 

  • Legal Responsibility for Today’s Law Enforcement: Civil liability is explored during this session as it relates to use of force, entries, Terry stops, report writing, diffusing hostility and unprofessional conduct. Hiveley provides participants helpful risk management suggestions to reduce the likelihood of litigation and increase chances of success if litigation ensues.

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act and Jails: During the past five years, several county jails have found themselves involved in litigation regarding obligations toward disabled inmates. This session explains a jail’s obligations toward inmates who have disabilities, in particular those who are hearing impaired. Andreen discusses legal obligations and practical tips to comply with the law.

  • It’s Tough On and Off the Job: Supporting Your Staff: Sheriffs’ office employees—whether investigator, correctional officer, dispatcher or patrol deputy— deal with difficult and stressful situations.  These are sometimes compounded by personal and societal pressures.  Sand Creek, MCIT’s Employee Assistance Program provider, understands that those who work in law enforcement may need unique support for dealing with the daily stress of the job and life in general. The presenter discusses how various stressors can affect an individual’s job performance and ways the EAP can assist law enforcement professionals in addressing those concerns.

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  • Registration, 8:30 a.m.; Training, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Fee: $60 per person for MCIT members
  • Recommended audience: Minnesota sheriffs and management staff in the sheriff’s office
  • Complete details: Download Managing Law Enforcement Liability Risks brochure.
  • Questions about seminar: Contact MCIT Communications Manager Heather Larson-Blakestad at 1.866.547.6516, ext. 6430 or
  • Questions about registration: Contact MCIT at or 1.866.547.6516, ext. 6463

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