Marjory Stoneman Douglas HIgh School Public Safety Act Symposium

Association members are invited to attend an interactive forum on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.  Leonard Dietzen, of Rumberger Kirk and Caldwell, FPCA General Counsel, will give an overview of key provisions of the Public Safety Act (Senate Bill 7026).  A panel of experienced professionals will explain what impact the new law may have on your agency.  You will learn about new rights, responsibilities and requirements which are detailed in the act.  You’ll also have an opportunity to share your experiences with other members and ask questions of the panel.

Here are just a few of the topics to be discussed:

  • the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program;
  • school resource officers;
  • school safety officers;
  • risk protection orders; and
  • funding concerns.

Date:  May 17, 2018, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32789

Registration Fee:  FPCA Members- Complimentary, Non-FPCA Members – $50


Public Records Training

A specialized training for law enforcement by Leonard Dietzen, General Counsel to the FPCA.

This training will discuss recent developments regarding public records in both the legislature and the courts in Florida.

Next Class:  To be announced

Bill of Rights/Internal Affairs Training

Part 1 – How to Successfully Navigate the Police Officer’s Bill of Rights and to Avoid Costly Traps and Pitfalls
Part 2 – Make it Stick: How to Conduct a Comprehensive and Defensible Internal Affairs Investigation

This two-part training program presented by Leonard Dietzen, Esquire and David Marsey, Esquire, is designed to analyze the impact of Miami-Dade County v. Dade County PBA, and its prohibition on the use of outside agencies to conduct internal affairs investigations in matters that may result in disciplinary action. It will also teach the police administrator the legal requirements of the Police Officer’s Bill of Rights and how to incorporate its requirements into an effective internal affairs program. The full, fair and complete application of the Bill of Rights, along with sound investigative methodology, is critical to identify misconduct, to clear officers working in compliance with law and policy, to ensure consistent and defensible action, to prevent public criticism and to defend against common civil claims, both from outside and within the agency.

Next Class: To be announced