Mitigating Costly Excessive Force Claims

Excessive force claims are costing cities and municipalities millions of dollars each year. While the issue of police misconduct is not new, the advent of social media is helping to make this issue headline news. In this session at the PRIMA 2016 Annual Conference, presenters discussed strategies and tools that can be applied to mitigate […]

Police Body Cameras: The Future is Now

The presenters for this 2016 PRIMA session were Richard A. Spiers, CPCU, ARM, Are, Genesis Management and Insurance Services and Attorney Samuel C. Hall, Jr., Crivello Carlson, S.C. Currently, over 3,500 law enforcement departments use police body cameras and that number is expected to more than double over the next five years. Body cameras can […]

Creating Controls for Five Root Organizational Risks

Police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel continue to get in trouble for the same things over and over again. This ‘trouble’ does not just impact them as employees, but also the employer and the management in a public entity. In this session at the PRIMA 2016 Annual Conference, Gordon Graham from Lexipol, LLC, […]

Community Relations in the Post-Ferguson World

Communities rely on police departments to ‘protect and serve’ and the police, in turn, rely on community support and cooperation – but the relationship is not always harmonious. Police/resident tensions, heightened by cultural differences and media attention, have led to distrust and anger in both urban and local municipalities alike. Through community-wide dialogues, police and […]

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