A new level of society-wide transparency has accompanied technological developments in recording and the ability to engage in public expression through social media. This has presented LE agencies with new opportunities in identifying suspects, solving crimes and holding officers accountable to agency standards of conduct. It has also presented agencies with significant challenges. The most notable being a level of transparency and scrutiny for officers, on and off the job.
Significant liability and public relations issues are emerging due to the practical and policy challenges associated with body-worn camera programs, the ease with which officers are recorded in the field and the ability of officers to share controversial opinions and workplace grievances to a public audience through social media.
This course will prepare law enforcement professionals to craft and implement policies that reflect an understanding of legal liability.
Agency approval required before registration. Most agencies request that individual officers contact their training department prior to self-registration.This course has restricted access to only currently sworn and direct support staff of an agency.