Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Twin Towers Correctional Facility 450 Bauchet Street Los Angeles CA 90012
PUBLIC SAFETY DISABILITY SUMMITPatrol and correctional officers frequently contact individuals with disabilities. Some are disabled as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) or other statutes. Regarded as the second most important civil rights legislation to be passed, the ADA requires governmental agencies to conduct specific employee training or they will be in violation of federal law. Administrators, officers, and others are often unaware of how Title II of the ADA impacts them, impacts governmental agencies and their employees who interact with disabled individuals. This summit is designed to help public safety employees and municipalities minimize their liability, and presents the latest legal, scientific, and psychological research findings. Evidence-based proven practices and solutions are provided so you can return to your agency and begin resolving potential liability issues through training, policy, and more. IPICD PUBLIC SAFETY DISABILITY SPECIALIST™ The IPICD Public Safety Disability Specialist™ (PSDS) is exclusively designed for educating and training public safety employees to legally and safely contact disabled individuals covered by the ADA. Similar, but unlike the ADA Coordinator who must understand counter height, slope of ramps, architectural design, etc. per ADA, the PSDS focuses primarily on Title II of the ADA, its amendments, and how these impact public safety employers and personnel. This is a one-of-a-kind certification that enables you to increase public safety credibility, accountability, public trust, and assist with high-liability issues.
The PSDS qualification is a must, if you testify as an expert witness and/or if your agency staff train personnel about excited delirium, ACE, mental health, vision-impaired and/or service animal contacts, firearms, defensive tactics, search and seizure, restraints, and similar transactions. Statistically, many people who are in a state of excited delirium or Agitated Chaotic Event™ (ACE) are disabled per ADA definition, and therefore your employer must train its personnel about disability issues. Plaintiff attorneys often claim “failure to train” about ADA in their civil rights complaint, and often win because public safety agencies failed to conduct such training. In 2010, one in five people in the United States had a disability (56.7 million individuals), and that number is rapidly growing. Many people in a state of excited delirium or ACE also have disabilities!
To qualify for the IPICD PSDS, you must attend all 3.5 days (no exceptions).
BREAKOUT SESSIONS Attend instructor qualification breakout sessions needed for the IPICD PSDS. If you can attend only one training program in 2020, this is the one to mark on your calendar. Participants will receive separate informational materials in each instructor program. Because of time constraints, you may not be able to enroll in each instructor program.
2020 PUBLIC SAFETY DISABILITY SUMMIT TOPICS (Presentation times, topics, and presenters may change due to their schedules)
Disability Defined: ADA vs. Social Security vs. State Statutes
Civil Rights Violations: Americans with Disabilities Act and Excited Delirium & ACE
ADA Titles I, II, III: Impact on Governmental Entities and Public Safety
ADA in a Jail Setting and its Impact on Jail Classification
Autism: Identification, approaches, and hands-on intervention
Adding ADA to current Training Programs (defensive tactics, restraint, transport, initial contact, etc.)
Searching and Processing Transgender and Transsexual people (may be disabilities)
Service Animals: Definition, Rights, Responding to Complaints and Avoiding Litigation
Evidence-Based Proven Practices vs. Best Practices (one lacks credibility)
These topics impact a Public Safety Employee’s (PSE) interactions with individuals who are mentally ill or disabled, detoxing from drugs and/or alcohol. Thesy can trigger litigation exposure when capturing, controlling, restraining, and/or transporting qualified individuals. Learn to avoid making career-ending and costly mistakes from experienced, highly qualified, world-class presenters. Get qualified as an instructor in one or more topics so you can return, teach, and qualify others so they--and your employer--can avoid or minimize liability.
PRESENTERS & INSTRUCTORS Presenter and instructor names and bios will be posted on the IPICD website after speaker confirmation. Continuing Legal Education units have been applied for and are expected to be approved. DON’T DELAY . . . REGISTER TODAY!
Registration, Tuition, and Hotel Information Registration deadline: March 13, 2020 $975 per person when registration and payment are received on or before March 13, 2020; $1100 per person after March 13, 2020. A $300 cancellation fee applies when cancellation is made on or before March 13, 2020. No refunds after March 13, 2020 (substitutions are permitted). For ease and convenience, you can register and/or pay by credit card via the IPICD website: www.ipicd.com
Tuition includes: Lunch (days 1-3), handouts, instruction, & certificate(s). Hotel and Travel: Each attendee is responsible for booking and cost of his or her hotel and travel accommodations. Lunch will be provided the first three days of the program. Program will end at Noon on Friday, March 27, 2020.