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.
This workshop is provided free to county officials and staff.
||Lubbock County Sheriff Training Center
801 Main St.
Lubbock, TX 79401
||Adams Street Community Center
511 E Adams St
Brownwood, TX 76801
||San Patricio County Civics Center
219 W. 5th Street
Sinton, TX 78387
||Hill Country Youth Event Center
Kerrville, TX 78028
||Longview Exhibit Building
1123 Jaycee Dr.
Longview, TX 75604
||Brazos County Expo Center
5827 Leonard Rd.
Bryan, TX 77807
||Registration & Continental Breakfast
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.
|10:30 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.
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.
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.
*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
|County and District Clerks
||Not approved by the Clerks Association
||Not approved by the Tax Assessor-Collectors Association
||Not approved by the Treasurers Association
If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Megan West in the TAC Education Department.