This two-day course is designed specifically for supervisors who direct, motivate, lead, appraise and discipline others. Topics covered in the third and final course in MACNLOW’s Capstone Award/Supervisory Series include supervisory responsibility, procedures to investigate citizen or staff complaints, investigative confidentiality requirements, legal updates on specific decisions applying to public safety professionals, further explanation of search and seizure law, use of force, jail/lock-up issues, and how to mentor and coach disciplined employees. The emphasis is on practical application of:
– Understanding of liability in your “individual” and “official” capacities
– Identifying implications for supervisory liability in “failure to control” employees with a history of misbehavior
– Practical procedures (practiced in class) for investigating complaints
– Tips for applying current case law on a day-to-day basis
– Ways to coach employees back to high performance
This course is taught by Lt. Keith Wuotinen (Novi Police Dept.) who is also an attorney licensed to practice law in Michigan. Attendees will greatly benefit from Lt. Wuotinen’s experience in law enforcement and the legal field as they gain a better understanding of their supervisory responsibilities and how to reduce liability for themselves and their agency. Attendees are NOT required to have taken MACNLOW’s Police Supervision or Advanced Supervision courses prior to attending this course.
The cost is $375 per person and the course is registered with MCOLES and is eligible for 302 funds. Agencies insured by MMRMA should also check with their agent regarding possible partial reimbursement as well. Class runs from 8 am to 5 pm both days with an hour for lunch. Location: Hosted by the Gratiot County Sheriff's Office at the Ithaca Public Library, 125 W Center St, Ithaca, MI 48847