Law Enforcement Liability 1.0

Law Enforcement Liability 1.0 

The objective of this course is to provide managers, leaders, and officers with a proactive, easy-to-apply approach to protect against liability for their alleged acts, and the acts or failures of fellow employees.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training


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.

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training


Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Law Enforcement Liability 1.0, 10397-0129 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.

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-LEL
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Recognize Peels Principles of Policing.
List key expectations of Officers by the public.
Explain the difference between the two types of suits against officers.
Select the type of immunity that applies to most officers.
List the features of defensible policies.
Define positional asphyxia and excited delirium.
Select the recommended tactic in dealing with Suicide by COP.

Section 1: Introduction A. About this Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Start of Modern Policing A. The Start of Modern Policing B. Peel's Principles of Policing C. An Interesting Fact D. The Start of Modern Policing Section 3: Public Expectations for Officers A. Public Expectations for Officers B. An Interesting Fact C. Public Expectations for Officers Section 4: Basics of Law Enforcement Civil Liability A. Basics of Law Enforcement Civil Liability B. Basics of Law Enforcement Liability C. Basics of Law Enforcement Civil Liability Section 5: 42 USC §1983 – Civil Rights A. 42 USC §1983 – Civil Rights B. Four-Part Test for Officer Liability C. Qualified Immunity – at the Federal Level D. 42 USC §1983 – Civil Rights E. Scope of Authority F. Discretionary v. Ministerial Duties G. Made in Good Faith H. Simple & Effective Solutions! I. 42 USC §1983 - Civil Rights Section 6: Monell & Policies & Procedures A. Monell v. Department of Social Services B. Where do Law Enforcement Standards come from? C. Your First Policy Manual – US Constitution D. The Key Features of Defensible Policies E. Monell & Policies & Procedures F. An Interesting Fact G. Monell v. Department of Social Services H. Monell & Policies & Procedures Section 7: In-Custody Deaths A. In-Custody Deaths B. Important Terms C. In-Custody Deaths D. An Interesting Fact E. In-Custody Deaths F. An Interesting Fact G. In-Custody Deaths Section 8: Conclusion A. Summary B. References C. Congratulations

Instructor: David Lee Salmon II, BS
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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Law Enforcement.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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