Have you ever thought about what would happen if you were injured while working an off duty job? Who would pay for the injuries? Is your department responsible? What if someone sued you for some action taken while working off duty employment? Who is responsible for representing you against the suit? Will you have to pay out of your pocket? The answers to these questions may surprise you. The purpose of this course is to explain the legal issues involved in off duty or secondary employment and what officers and law enforcement agencies can do to limit their liability exposure and prevent financial and professional devastation. Off duty or secondary employment is a reality for many law enforcement officers in the United States. Unfortunately, many officers and their respective law enforcement agencies do not consider all of the legal ramifications involved in off duty or secondary employment. This course is designed to help officers make informed decisions about their off duty employment.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 1.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.
Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Off Duty or Secondary Employment 1.0, 10397-0216 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 1.00 hours of continuing education.
The sponsor of this course has a written policy for the investigation and resolution of allegations of classroom discrimination. This policy applies to all faculty, instructors, administrative staff, and students. A copy of the policy may be obtained from the sponsor by contacting Relias Support by phone at 1-800-381-2321.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
Section 2: Off Duty or Secondary Employment Models
A. Guiding Light for Prosecutors
B. Off Duty or Secondary Employment Models
Section 3: Legal Considerations for Agencies
Section 4: Legal Considerations for Officers
A. An Interesting Fact
B. Legal Considerations for Officers
Section 5: Off Duty Policies
A. Off Duty Policies
B. An Interesting Fact
C. Off Duty Policies
Section 6: Why Allow Off Duty or Secondary Employment
Section 7: Conclusion
David Lee Salmon has a BS in Criminal Justice from San Houston State University, Texas. David's background includes being a Law Enforcement and Jail Risk Manager, as well as having served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He currently is the OSS Academy Training Coordinator, based in Texas, providing Law Enforcement and Corrections staff with online training. David also serves as the Vice-President of the OSS Law Enforcement Advisors, which provides risk management services, expert witness services, training programs, and law enforcement management tools. Disclosure: David Lee Salmon II, BS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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