Who should attend?

Police defense attorneys, officers, deputies, agents, supervisors, commanders, risk managers

June 20-21, 2017

Hilton Houston North
12400 Greenspoint Drive
Houston, TX 77060

$269 Individual Member
$289 Team Member
$299 Non-Member

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Today’s law enforcement personnel face an array of challenges and controversies not seen in decades. Opinions about law enforcement and tactical teams are as strong as ever, garnering extensive media coverage. Legal challenges to law enforcement actions are on the rise. Are you up to date on the hottest topics, legal challenges and controversies? Are you prepared to defend your agency, personnel and SWAT team in litigation? 
The National Tactical Officers Association, with the assistance of the Houston Police Department, invites you to the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Symposium, covering many use-of-force and legal issues in today’s law enforcement environment. This symposium is designed for police defense attorneys, officers, deputies, agents, supervisors, commanders, risk managers and anyone else responsible for the oversight of law enforcement in legal challenges. Topics to be covered include:
•  Law enforcement response to suicidal subjects, including the use of tactical teams
•  Force dynamics and the facts about human behavior and analysis in use-of-force incidents
•  Documentation recommendations
•  Knock and announce considerations
•  Tactical considerations
•  Contemporary policy considerations
•  Consent decrees
•  Many other strategies and techniques to put your organization and personnel in a strong defensible position


Jamie Borden
Eric Daigle
Norman Giles
William Helfand
Join us to hear nationally known police defense attorneys and use-of-force experts speak about their experiences in defending law enforcement. They will discuss current case law, pitfalls to avoid and techniques that will assist in obtaining a positive outcome for your personnel, team and agency during litigation. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how case law impacts both training management and tactical operations. In addition, for those who would like to attend, a live demonstration of equipment and tactics used in incident resolution will be conducted by the Houston Police Department’s SWAT team.