During this four-module training you will receive an overview of the First Amendment, its impact on Law Enforcement and what supervisors need to know to protect themselves and their departments. This training will provide an understanding of the First Amendment specifically, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, and Freedom of the Press. The training will provide attendees operational standards as it relates to crowd management, recording police, social media and seizure of electronics. We hope you enjoy the training.
Students work through the course on a weekly pace, reviewing lectures, reading assigned papers, taking quizzes, answering forum questions, and participating in forum-based discussions. The answers to all forum questions are posted online, allowing each student the opportunity to read and constructively comment on responses posted by other students. This activity helps generate meaningful discussions and an exchange of ideas and provides supervisors with an additional source to identify and understand specific issues facing supervisors. Once a student has completed a four-week, twenty-four-hour training program they will receive a certificate of completion.
The following is a description of each module of the training program:
Module One: Law Enforcement and the First Amendment what every Supervisor Should Know
This topic area will cover an overview of the First Amendment, its impact on Law Enforcement and what supervisors need to know to protect themselves, their departments, and their subordinates. This module will provide an understanding of the First Amendment and how the First Amendment has become an issue for Supervisors. Specifically, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, and Freedom of the Press.
Module Two: Social Media - Dealing with Haters and Trolls
This topic area will cover an overview of government employee free speech and how to evaluate a departments ability to investigate and discipline officers when they post on social media, bogs, or department intra-net. It is important that supervisors be able to evaluate what speech might be protected and what speech is not protected. This module will also review a 4th Circuit case where a departments policy was determined to be too restrictive and what limitations the Court put on Management.
Module Three: Recording Police and Protecting Civil Rights
This topic will review the legal standards and applicable policy guideline set by the Court, allowing citizens to record officers in the performance of their duties. 11 Circuits have now clarified the issue that recording a police officer is a constitutional right and should be protected. So, what can an officer do in this situation and more importantly, when a supervisor is called to the scene what are the legal standards they must protect. This module will also cover the authority to the police to record citizens with body-worn cameras.
Module Four: Seizing Electronics while Protecting First and Fourth Amendment Rights
The final module will review the legal standards for seizing electronics from citizens. A review of the Sharp case will identify necessary policy standards for how a supervisor should handle the situation.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: FBI-LEEDA, Inc. makes every attempt to complete all of our scheduled classes, however, we may have to postpone or cancel any class because of insufficient paid enrollment, host agency request, or for any unforeseen circumstance, such as weather or illness. If FBI-LEEDA postpones or cancels a class, the student will have the option of enrolling in another class or be refunded the class registration fees in full. Re-enrollment must be done within 30 days from date of cancellation or a refund will be issued. FBI-LEEDA is not responsible for any travel costs or fees incurred by the student for any cancelled or postponed class. A student may request to be withdrawn from any class by emailing email@example.com at least two business days prior to the start of the class. A $75 cancellation fee will be applied to refunds for student-initiated cancellations. Refunds will not be issued for no-shows. All registration fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the class
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