Response to the Non-Criminal Barricade
Disengagement and Special Relationships
May 24, 2022
Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex
4600 Kirby Loop Rd.
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
8am - 5pm
Hosted by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office
The way law enforcement officers respond to a mentally ill person in crisis is a topic of intense debate. If you are like a lot of law enforcement professionals you've considered these questions:
- What should officers do with a suicidal person alone in their own home who refuses to exit?
- Do officers have a legal duty to take action to try to save the subject from harming themselves?
- When is it appropriate to disengage from a non-criminal barricaded suspect and will officers be found liable if the subject harms a third party?
In this course, we'll first answer each of those questions and discuss the relevant laws about liability, the "special relationship doctrine" and the "public duty doctrine". We'll examine several case studies, and why some officers and agencies were found liable. Through dramatic body-cam debriefs of actual non-criminal barricade incidents, you'll learn why things went wrong. You'll walk away with modern tactics your agency can use to both limit liability and prevent violent confrontations.
Each student will receive:
- A simple three-page decision making cheat sheet to help guide your decision making regarding when to engage, disengage and re-engage.
- A collection of non-criminal barricade policies from progressive police agencies around the U.S.
- The specific laws you need to know to keep yourself and your agency on solid legal ground.
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- Disengagement and Special Relationships
- May 24, 2022
- Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex
- 4600 Kirby Loop Rd.
- Fort Pierce, FL 34981
- 8am - 5pm
- Hosted by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office
This course is full, but occasionally spots open up due to cancellations or other reasons. To be added to the wait list please contact us. We also encourage you to check our Training Schedule to see if there are other courses coming up in your area that you might be able to attend.