TAC RMP Regional Workshops - Law Enforcement

August 16 - September 29, 2022

​Various Locations

For more information contact Rachel Kucera or Megan West at (800) 456-5974.


TAC’s Risk Management Pool Regional Workshops are scheduled around the state and are designed to be small, intense and topic specific. These one-day sessions will cover the latest in law enforcement.

Who Should Attend?

Elected and appointed officials, decision-makers for all pools, law enforcement supervisors and chief deputies, and jail administrators.

Registration Fees

This workshop is provided free to county officials and staff.


Date Location
August 16 Lubbock County Sheriff Training Center
801 Main St.
Lubbock, TX 79401
August 18 Adams Street Community Center
511 E Adams St
Brownwood, TX  76801
September 20 San Patricio County Civics Center
219 W. 5th Street
Sinton, TX 78387
September 22 Hill Country Youth Event Center
3785 TX-27
Kerrville, TX 78028
September 27 Longview Exhibit Building
1123 Jaycee Dr.
Longview, TX 75604
September 29 Brazos County Expo Center
5827 Leonard Rd.
Bryan, TX 77807
8:15-8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcome
8:45-10:15 a.m.

We're Being Sued: Law Enforcement Activities - Part I
Speakers: Sheriff (Ret) Darren Jackson, Sr. TAC Law Enforcement Consultant
Sheriff (Ret) Kenny Lemons, TAC Law Enforcement Consultant

Law enforcement consultants, defense attorneys and claims experts will use a series of scenarios to highlight unsafe actions and inappropriate or ill-advised behaviors that may cause harm and generate costly exposures. The scenarios combine video with factual and replicated details to depict risky behavior and unconstitutional acts associated with law enforcement operations. Part I will focus on various law enforcement activities that progress from an initial response through the point of arrest or completion.

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

We're Being Sued: Jail Related Activities - Part II
Speakers: Sheriff (Ret) David Whitis, TAC Law Enforcement Consultant II
Chief Deputy (Ret) Carmen Napp, TAC Law Enforcement Consultant

Part II will continue with scenarios that begin at the point of arrival at the jail and progress from intake and screening to housing, and daily monitoring of inmates. Law enforcement consultants, defense attorneys and claims experts will use video combined with factual and replicated details to depict negligent behavior and unconstitutional practices associated with jail operations.

12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45-1:30 p.m.

Anatomy of a Claim: You've Been Sued, Now What?
Speakers: Andrea Beard, TAC Legal Liability Claims Supervisor
Mike Thompson, TAC Associate General Counsel

This session will outline problems identified when defending lawsuits and provide some practical tips and best practices to mitigate claims. We will discuss types of civil suits defended by the TAC Risk Management Pool and will explain the various steps taken to defend a lawsuit. Qualified Immunity and the recent attempts to erode those protections will be discussed. New legislation that increased an officers’ duty of care requirements and other pitfalls, such as the damage caused when video accounts do not match statements, and other common witness errors will also be addressed.

1:30-1:45 p.m. Break
1:45-3:15 p.m.

First Amendment Auditors
Speaker: Thomas Kerss, TAC Law Enforcement & Simulator Consultants Supervisor

First Amendment Audits is a social movement sweeping the nation and Texas is no exception. Auditors often act suspicious and refuse to identify themselves. Most appear challenging or seek verbal conflict. This session is intended to help you identify the audit process and understand its intent. Explore applicable laws and the constitutionally protected free speech rights that auditors possess, as well as the limitations. Gain recognition of policies, patterned responses, and strategies that may assist you during these encounters to help you avoid legal and liable issues from avoiding false arrest claims or finding yourself the villain in embarrassing social media highlights.

3:15-3:30 p.m. Wrap Up

*Agenda is subject to change.

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.

Please check back for approval updates.

Continuing Education Type Hours
CPA/Auditors 5.5
Commissioners 5.5
County and District Clerks Not approved by the Clerks Association
Human Resources 5.5
Tax Assessor-Collectors Not approved by the Tax Assessor-Collectors Association
Treasurers Not approved by the Treasurers Association

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

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