TAC RMP Regional Workshops - Law Enforcement

August 24 - October 21, 2021

​Various Locations

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For more information contact Amy Lawson or Megan West at (800) 456-5974.


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.

Registration Fees

This workshop is provided free to county officials and staff

Date Locations
August 24 Potter County
Potter County Sheriff’s Office Training Facility
13103 NE 29th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79111
August 26 Taylor County
Taylor County Plaza Building
400 Oak St.
Abilene, TX 79602
September 28 Crockett County
Crockett County Civic Center
100 Medical Drive
Ozona TX  76943
September 30 Kendall County
Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Training Room
6 Staudt St.
Boerne, TX 78006
October 12 Gregg County
Maude Cobb Convention Center
100 Grand Blvd.
Longview, TX 75604
October 14 Walker County
Walker County Storm Shelter
445 TX-75
Huntsville, TX 77230
October 19 San Patricio County
San Patricio County Fairgrounds and Event Center
219 W. 5th St.
Sinton, TX 78387
October 21 Coryell County
Texas Station Event Center
4105 S. State Highway 36
Gatesville, TX 76528

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8-8:50 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:50-9 a.m. Welcome
9-10:50 a.m. 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.
10:50-11 a.m. Break
11 a.m.-noon Supervising to Mitigate Risk, Reduce Negative Experiences and Maintain Legal Compliance
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 new legal requirements and review issues that have resulted from defending counties in 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.
Noon-12:30 p.m. Lunch(provided)
12:30-1:20 p.m. The Emerging Cyberthreat: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy for County Law Enforcement
TAC Risk Management Services
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.
1:20-1:30 p.m. Break
1:30-3:20 p.m. 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.
3:20-3:30 p.m. 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  
CPA/Auditors 6 hours
Commissioners 6 hours
County and District Clerks Not approved by County and District Clerks Association of Texas
Human Resources 6 hours
Tax Assessor-Collectors 6 hours
Treasurers 6 hours
TCOLE 6 hours

If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Megan West in the TAC Education Department.

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