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Emerging Legal Trends in Law Enforcement Workshop


One-day workshops addressing evolving risk management issues inherent to law enforcement will be held at six locations around the state from April 25 - Aug. 10.

The Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool (TAC RMP) and the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool (TMLIRP) are co-sponsoring the training, which is available to TAC RMP members at no cost. Lunch is included.  

The training is targeted to sheriffs, chief deputies, constables, jail administrators, jail staff and other ranks with supervisory oversight, as well as risk managers. Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Training (TCOLE) credit is available.

Seating is limited for this workshop. Please register early. Enter your TCOLE PID when registering​.

Law enforcement legal trends covered include: 

  • Body-worn cameras worn by officers, citizen recordings and social media have the potential to make officers better informed and more effective, but also potentially increase officers’ liability;
  • Officers face the continuing challenge to de-escalate situations involving people with mental illnesses, while maintaining officer safety and managing other risks; 
  • Jails and holding facilities pose security concerns and duties to protect people who may attempt suicide or have medical issues. Administrators and staff must apply standards to maintain safety and detainee rights; and  

  • High profile litigation prompts agencies to review policies, procedures and training.  

Workshop objectives include:

  • Summarize developments in the use of body cameras, including when to record, privacy issues and policy development;   

  • Analyze occurrences of citizen recordings and discuss standards professional conduct;

  • Identify the use of social media as a tool to enable departments to conduct more effective relations with the community and understand its proper use;

  • Describe cases of officers encountering mentally ill and emotionally disturbed persons and consider appropriate responses;
  • Apply risk management principles for jails and holding facilities, including current legal developments; and

  • Explain litigation trends after Ferguson and Freddie Gray — what’s next?

Training Schedule​​

Tuesday, April 25
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
San Marcos Activity Center​
501 E. Hopkins
San Marcos
Thursday, April 27
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Harlingen Community Center
201 East Madison
Tuesday, July 11
8:30 am- 4:30 p.m.
Waxahachie Civic Center
2000 Civic Center Lane
Thursday, July 13
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Abilene Civic Center
100 N. 6th St.
Tuesday, Aug. 8
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Maude Cobb Convention & Activity Center
100 Grand Blvd.
Thursday, Aug. 10
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Walker County Storm Shelter - Veterans Complex
445 State Hwy 75 North


Jack RyanJack Ryan, Co-Director, Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute
Mr. Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude of Suffolk University Law School. Ryan has 20 years’ experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department. His law degree and experience as a police officer give him a unique perspective of the legal and liability issues. He is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the U.S.


Register now. Attendance is free for TAC RMP members. Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Training (TCOLE) credit is available. Enter your TCOLE PID when registering.

For more information, please contact your Law Enforcement Consultant at (800) 456-5974.​​​​​​​​​​​