Vehicle operation is one of the most common, yet dangerous things an officer does. Unfortunately, injury, death, and lawsuits resulting from vehicle operation are not uncommon. This class is an awareness training for officers and law enforcement agencies designed to increase their understanding of liability and legal concerns arising out of and around vehicle use in police operation.
Specific topics covered include:
· Officer safety, liability awareness and legal concerns during routine patrol, emergency operation, and pursuits.
· Officer safety, liability awareness and legal concerns for checkpoints and roadblocks.
· National and State statistics on vehicle operation in law enforcement.
· Relevant National and State case law including: Norton v. Hall.
· Ministerial Activities v. Discretionary Functions and their connection to the Maine Tort Claims Act M.R.S. 14 Chapter 741.
Understanding M.R.S. 17-A 203; 29-A 2054; and 25 Sec. 2806 as they relate to vehicle liability
Bangor Police Department
240 Main Street