Approaching Hot Jail Issues Legally While Reducing Liability

Sheriffs and Jail Administrators understand the need for defensible policy and procedures. However, performing daily operations with limited budgets, aging facilities, and depleted and often inadequate staffing leaves a wake of difficulty. Further issues may arise from uncertainty in knowing and interpreting current case law to craft policies and procedures that are constitutionally safe. Jails, large and small, must stay ahead of the curve to know what is legally required and what options are available and legally defensible in order to create solid operational practices. NIJO Instructors, Tate McCotter and Sean Stewart will specifically discuss hot issues jails are currently facing and how to proactively avoid lawsuits and run a constitutionally safe facility.

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Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA) – February 3-7, 2020

Kansas Sheriffs’ Association in partnership with the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) is pleased to announce a new legal-based jail training academy for jail administrators and supervisors in Kansas. To accomodate everyone’s busy schedules two 5-Day sessions have been planned to provide individuals with 40 credit hours of NIJO’s legal-based training taught by the best corrections experts in the country.

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Crisis and Conflict: Federal vs. State and Local Law Enforcement

by Stan Ellsworth I believe The Constitution to be an inspired document. It was written to divide and balance the powers of government between the States and the newly created federal entity. At that time, federalism was spelled with a lowercase “f”. Times have changed. After the war between the States, and during the “progressive…

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The “WALK THE LINE” Tour – NIJO/WSSA Legal-Based Regional Training Seminars

In an effort to provide affordable, trusted training for jails in the western states, WSSA and NIJO have joined forces to offer an advanced legal-based jail training program for WSSA members. To accommodate everyone, the seminars will be offered at locations across WSSA territories. All training is approved for National Certification through NIJO for NCCE, NCCS, and NCCO levels. WSSA and NIJO share common ground on defending the office of Sheriff and promoting a sheriff’s best interest on jail issues without regard to political correctness, affiliation or putting organization objectives before the members they serve.

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The “WALK THE LINE” Tour – NIJO/WSSA Legal-Based Regional Training Seminars

In an effort to provide affordable, trusted training for jails in the western states, WSSA and NIJO have joined forces to offer an advanced legal-based jail training program for WSSA members. To accommodate everyone, the seminars will be offered at locations across WSSA territories. All training is approved for National Certification through NIJO for NCCE, NCCS, and NCCO levels. WSSA and NIJO share common ground on defending the office of Sheriff and promoting a sheriff’s best interest on jail issues without regard to political correctness, affiliation or putting organization objectives before the members they serve.

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