Police Response to Structure Fires

Posted by Kenneth Child on February 5, 2020 at 8:56 AM

In the ever-growing list of issues a police officer must be prepared for, responding to structure fires may fall way down the list, but maybe it shouldn’t. The risks and exposures from fires are growing every day, and police officers are often the first emergency personnel to arrive.

Liability for Police Encounters

Posted by Michael and Ben on November 26, 2019 at 4:36 PM

Risk Management of Police Response to Suicide Threats

Posted by Ken Wallentine on April 3, 2019 at 10:15 AM

Traditionally, America's police have met the mission to protect and to serve by responding to almost any call, including the call to intervene in a suicide threat. When a distressed person calls a family member to inform them that he is about to take their own life, the relative often calls the police next. When police arrive, the despondent person shouts at the officers to leave him alone.

How Public Insurers & Pools Can Positively Influence Police Operations

Posted by Richard Spiers on March 6, 2019 at 9:47 AM

In the last few years, the Federal Department of Justice (DOJ) has reduced their involvement in case investigations and engaging practice consent decrees against local police departments. With that oversight being reduced, the role of public entity insurers and municipal pools has taken on a larger role.

Pools become experts regarding any litigation trends in their state, but they can also learn about changes taking place all around the country by having discussions with their excess or reinsurance carrier.

What Risk Managers Should Consider When Employing Tactical Medical Support in SWAT Operations

Posted by Robert Marinelli on May 23, 2018 at 9:33 AM

By all accounts, it appears that the number of medical personnel participating in heavily armed raids is on the rise.

In the mid-1960s, major police departments around the U.S. began employing Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams: heavily armed, specially trained officers who can act swiftly and decisively in volatile situations. Although the exact figure is unknown, it's safe to say that today a majority of municipalities use SWAT teams.

Leveraging the School-Police Partnership

Posted by John More on October 2, 2017 at 5:16 PM