Social Media Training – El Cerrito

May 22, 2017   |   El Cerrito, CA

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City of El Cerrito – Council Chambers
10890 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530

8am to 11am

NO POST credit given

Has the digital era changed the way officers may need to respond to critical incident investigations?  Mike Rains will deliver a lively discussion about whether or not police officers dare to utter commentary on social media sites, byway of text message, email or personally owned devices on current political or social controversies.

Officers may not have lost their first amendment right to text, tweet and post – but have they lost the right to be police officers if their texts, tweets or posts result in disapproval by the public.  What can officers do to avoid career-ending consequences for merely engaging friends and confidants in personal and private conversations, gossip, jokes and the like?

Mike will discuss why the current legal analysis employed by our courts is wrong. The course will also touch upon analysis currently used by employers and the courts for determining whether an employee’s speech on social media can subject them to disciplinary consequences.

Mike Rains – Rains Lucia Stern St Phalle & Silver, PC

All Law Enforcement

Registration Fees:
Free to Members
$25 for Non-Members

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Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.