OVERVIEW OF SERVICES
From initial IA Policy Development to On-Going Technical Assistance, PSIAI is dedicated to bringing the highest level of legal and liability support services to law enforcement.
Lou Reiter, Director
James R. Alsup, President, PSIAI
John “Jack” Ryan, Attorney, Co-Director
POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT
PSIAI provides a complete service of reviewing & writing Internal Affairs Policies and Procedures – which has shown to contribute to all IA litigation for law enforcement facilities.
Depending on the need and resources of the requesting Agency, PSIAI may conduct IA critical task operations policy review on a single policy, multiple policies, or all critical task policies. PSIAI utilizes its Legal & Professional Advisory Board to review policies and provide recommendations or technical assistance on the policies submitted. All policies reviewed and/or written are state specific with State legislative mandates, US Circuit Court of Appeals decisions, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and cited to CALEA, Department of Justice and American Correction Association mandates.
PSIAI regularly conducts IA risk assessments of law enforcement agencies to determine gaps in liability exposure.
The assessment process involves a review of agency policy and training related to the IA critical tasks in law enforcement as well as an on-site Audit and Inspection of agency operations.
While on-site, PSIAI will provide technical assistance through recommendations in order to assist the agency in reducing liability exposure as well as provide specific training and guidance for your agency’s staff to allow on-going internal inspections and audits.
Risk & Case Management Consultation
PSIAI provides Risk Management Consultation regarding on-going claims and preventive measures that can be taken to reduce liability in law enforcement agencies before the exposure occurs.
When liability exposure has occurred and a lawsuit is imminent, PSIAI provides legal Case Consultation regarding case strategy for those who represent law enforcement agencies and individual officers.
PSIAI has an on-going affiliation with over 60 law enforcement experts who are nationally recognized in their particular law enforcement field.
Unlike many expert services that operate as a single person entity, PSIAI takes the team approach and can provide a multi-disciplinary approach to a single case where doing so will enhance the law enforcement agency’s defense.
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CRITICAL INCIDENT RESPONSE
PSIAI provides immediate access to law enforcement IA experts in cases where an agency is in the midst of a critical incident.
Many agencies have become a more significant liability target based upon the initial response in reaction to an IA critical incident. PSIAI stands ready to assist agencies with immediate and timely advice with respect to critical incidents.
PSIAI’s unique ability to bring together a large number of law enforcement experts enhances the level of advice available to agencies at such a critical time.
ON-GOING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
In circumstances where an insurance group, risk manager; or police entity has an on-going concerns with a wide-range of agency operations, PSIAI will provide expert on-going technical assistance.
PSIAI has 60 law enforcement subject matter experts who can be utilized to assist an agency ensuring that the agency is in compliance with the generally accepted practices and legal mandates of law enforcement. This process may include auditing and monitoring of progress in enhancing an agency’s ability to avoid civil liability where such services are requested.