Officers throughout the country accept off-duty work assignments to help “make ends meet." Their presence is often considered vital by off-duty employers who want to secure the safety of their customers with the help of highly trained uniformed law enforcement officers. Additionally, many argue that the presence of these officers working off-duty represents a “force multiplier” in a time of under-staffing.
However, as with any other aspect of police work, there are significant liability and safety issues associated with these off-duty work assignments.
In this webinar training, Attorney Matt Dolan will discuss:
- Agency liability when officers act “under color of law” off duty
- Addressing officer fatigue
- Practical policies that allow agency leaders to manage secondary employment effectively
- Light duty and secondary employment
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.
Managing Off-Duty Work in Law Enforcement | Hour 1
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