2018 Police Liability Training




URMMA and Moreton & Co. have partnered to bring you Police Liability Training for 2018 on the following topics:

Police Liability – Dealing with the Mentally Ill in Police Work and De-escalation” by Ken Wallentine

 “Police Risk Management and Safety” by John Bennett from the Below 100 National Initiative

When: Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Morning Session: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City, UT 84119

Light refreshments will be provided for both sessions. 

Ken Wallentine is a Special Agent for the Utah Attorney General. He also serves as the Senior Legal Advisor for the nation’s leading provider of public safety risk management policies and resources, Lexipol, Inc.  Ken is the former Chief of Law Enforcement for the Utah Attorney General, having served over three decades in public safety before a brief retirement. He continues his public safety service as the Chairman of the Peace Officer Merit Commission of Greater Salt Lake County.

Ken formerly served as Bureau Chief of the POST Investigations Bureau and as Administrative Counsel for Utah Department of Public Safety. He consults on use of force issues nationally and has served as an expert witness in a number of police shootings and deaths associated with electronic control devices. A law enforcement officer since 1982, he has been editor-in-chief of a prestigious law journal, law professor, practicing public attorney and municipal judge. In 2010, Governor Gary Herbert selected Chief Wallentine for the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Public Service.

As a prosecutor, he led the team that founded the nation’s first rural Drug Court. Ken Wallentine served as Chief Deputy County Attorney and has served several times on the adjunct faculty of the National Advocacy Center at the University of South Carolina. Ken Wallentine is a Master of the Inns and Past-President of America’s first Inn of Court. His prosecution responsibilities included sex crimes against children, violent crimes and homicides. He has served as the Special Prosecutor in a number of challenging cases, including the murder of a fellow chief of police.

Chief Wallentine was a founding member of the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation and now serves on its Board of Directors. He is the past-President of the Utah Peace Officers Association. He is a featured writer in law enforcement journals, including Police Chief, POLICE, Utah Peace Officer, The Municipal Lawyer, and The Prosecutor. He is the editor of the national criminal procedure newsletter, Xiphos, and a regular columnist for PoliceOne.com.

Ken’s deskbook on criminal procedure, Street Legal: A Guide for Police, Prosecutors & Defenders, was published by the American Bar Association Publishing Company and is widely used in law schools and criminal justice programs. His most recent book, The K9 Officer’s Legal Handbook, 2nd Ed., was published by LexisNexis.

John Bennett is an accomplished 28-year veteran police officer and patrol lieutenant from Charleston, IL; and the president of John Bennett Training & Consulting, Inc. A member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, John has trained officers both in and outside his agency for more than 25 years; both nationally and abroad. John continues to teach and learn in the field with the primary emphasis on use of force, officer-safety, risk management, leadership and a philosophy of proactive police service, individual readiness and professionalism.

John’s experience includes expertise with police policy and procedure development based on state and federal law, case law, regulations and nationally recognized best practices; as well as policy integration, implementation and training at the agency level.  His policy-related background, combined with experience as a long time control-tactics and conducted-energy-weapons instructor-trainer, give him a unique perspective on effective and constitutionally-based policing in the 21st century.

On the whole, John has dedicated himself to awareness, education, research, training and motivation specifically tailored at saving officers lives, families and careers. John continues his mission after his tour via his work as a trainer, consultant, subject-matter expert and author, as well as a board member and core instructor for the nationally recognized Below 100 officer-safety initiative.

We look forward to seeing you there!!

If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please contact Camie at camie@urmma.org

If you have questions about the training, please contact Jason at jason@urmma.org