TAC’s Risk Management Pool Regional Workshops are scheduled around the state and are designed to be a small, intense and topic driven. These one-day sessions will cover the latest in law enforcement.
Who Should Attend?
Elected and appointed officials, decision-makers for the Pool, law enforcement supervisors and chief deputies, and jail administrators.
This workshop is provided free to county officials and staff.
Potter County Sheriff’s Office Training Facility
608 S. Pierce St.
Amarillo, TX 79101
Taylor County Plaza Building
400 Oak St.
Abilene, TX 79602
Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Training Room
6 Staudt St.
Boerne, TX 78006
Maude Cobb Convention Center
100 Grand Blvd.
Longview, TX 75604
Walker County Storm Shelter
Huntsville, TX 77230
||San Patricio County
San Patricio County Fairgrounds and Event Center
219 W. 5th St.
Sinton, TX 78387
||Registration & Continental Breakfast
||Reducing Risk through De-Escalation and Reasonable Responses
Speaker: Mr. Darren Jackson, Senior Law Enforcement Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
Our profession is facing harsh public scrutiny and calls for criminal justice reform. Attendees will review situations where peace officers and jailers took quick, aggressive actions or used misunderstood tactics during force applications that resulted in negative consequences. Learn how policy and training on de-escalation techniques can help reduce the harmful effects of many potential force incidents.
||Mitigating Risk, Avoiding Harm and Reducing Negative Outcomes
Speaker: Mr. Thomas Kerss, Law Enforcement & Simulator Consultants Supervisor, Texas Association of Counties
This session will examine misconduct, unjustified force or reckless behavior that has resulted in civil suits, criminal arrests and employee discipline. Attendees will hear about issues that have resulted from defending counties from law enforcement liability claims and situations where reported details did not align with video evidence. Learn how incorporating training and supervision with policy enforcement and discipline can effectively reduce employee injuries, minimize risks and reduce liability.
||The Emerging Cyberthreat: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy for County Law Enforcement
Speaker: Mr. David Sandoval, Cyber Security Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
This session will outline current key risks, threats and challenges facing your law enforcement agency, and what you can do to mitigate these exposures with some practical tips and best practices.
||The Essence of Leadership Motivation and Development: Serving, Communicating and Coaching for Success
Speaker: Mr. Mark Warren, Training Consultant, Texas Association of Counties
This session will emphasize leadership traits and supervision skills a leader must understand, possess and demonstrate to be successful. The instructor will emphasize the importance of possessing honorable character, displaying ethical behavior and demanding such behavior from peers and subordinates. The presenter will discuss essential leadership behaviors including building trust, coaching, accentuating the positive, redirecting unwanted behavior (when necessary) and utilizing effective interpersonal communication skills.
||Final Questions and Closing
These one-day meetings are scheduled at locations near your county to allow travel to and from the meeting on the same day. No special arrangements are made for overnight accommodations.
If you do require an overnight stay, we suggest you call a hotel of your choice and ask for the state government rate. The rate is subject to hotel availability.
The V.G. Young Institute of County Government at Texas A&M University is the education co-sponsor of the 2021 TAC RMP Regional Workshops.
Please check back for approval updates.
|Continuing Education Type
|County and District Clerks
If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Megan West in the TAC Education Department.