The Police reform Bill passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor creates mandates and obligations in Police Supervision and Leadership which significantly impact the duties, responsibilities and obligations of both leaders and supervisors. This seminar will focus on those mandates, obligations, duties, and responsibilities created by the law.
- §10 REVOCATION OF CERTIFICATION. [Effective July 1, 2021]
(a) The commission shall, after a hearing, revoke an officer’s certification if the commission finds by clear and convincing evidence that:
(xv) the officer failed to intervene, or attempt to intervene, to prevent another officer from engaging in prohibited conduct or behavior, including, but not limited to, excessive or prohibited force in violation of section 15;
- §15 OBLIGATION TO INTERVENE IN CASE OF EXCESSIVE PHYSICAL FORCE. [Effective September 1, 2021]
(a) An officer present and observing another officer using physical force, including deadly force, beyond that which is necessary or objectively reasonable based on the totality of the circumstances, shall intervene to prevent the use of unreasonable force unless intervening would result in imminent harm to the officer or another identifiable individual.
(b) An officer who observes another officer using physical force, including deadly force, beyond that which is necessary or objectively reasonable based on the totality of the circumstances shall report the incident to an appropriate supervisor as soon as reasonably possible but not later than the end of the officer’s shift. The officer shall prepare a detailed written statement describing the incident consistent with uniform protocols. The officer’s written statement shall be included in the supervisor’s report
Seminar topics will include:
Duty to Intervene, Duty to report, Duty and responsibility to De-Escalate, Use of Force obligations and requirements, Internal Affairs mandates and requirements, Immediate reporting requirements, Suspensions, and revocation of certifications for Failing to report violations cited in the law, failing to intervene, Mandated revocation of certification for a wide variety of violations stated in the law, time frames for reporting information to POST. Defining what prohibited conduct is under the law. Defining supervisory obligations to intervene, document and report.