Course Description

Public safety agencies across the country allow their officers, deputies, or firefighters to take on “light duty” administrative assignments while recovering from illness or injury. The intent behind this practice is generally to support an employee by allowing them to maintain all the benefits of their active sworn position while they recuperate and contribute to the agency in other ways. 

However, when light duty policies are not carefully crafted and consistently applied, the results can be extremely costly to the agency in terms of legal liability, organizational stress, and public safety.

In this webinar, Attorney Matt Dolan will discuss the manner in which costly agency liability and public safety risks often result from insufficient light duty policies, and the manner in which clear and informed policy decisions can limit those risks.


Director, Dolan Consulting Group

| Attorney Matt Dolan

Matt Dolan is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois, who specializes in training and advising public safety agencies in matters of labor and employment law. His practice experience focuses on employment discrimination claims brought under federal law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"). He received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from DePaul University and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Matt serves as a public safety instructor with Dolan Consulting Group. He has trained and advised thousands of public safety professionals throughout the United States in matters of legal liability related to personnel management.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before You Start

    • Consent Questions

  • 2


    • Light Duty Policies for Public Safety | Hour 1

    • Light Duty Policies for Public Safety | Hour 2