June 26 | 12:00 pm – 1:30pm EST
Jail Operations: Evolving Changes and Risk Reduction
By their very nature, operating a jail is filled with risk and litigation. Recent changes in the way the federal courts view use of force in jails and the expanding application of these principles is providing jail and risk managers an objective assessment of incidents before potential litigation. The best risk management technique is to avoid the problem. Along with the objective assessment, up for discussion will be changing jail culture to detect problems before they occur.
- Learn the new standard in deliberate indifference (officer use of force and inmate on inmate assaults)
- Understand the application of reasonable officer standard in jail incidents and operations
- Learn risk reduction through culture change (reentry and medically assisted treatment)
Ric has 34 years of jail operations and public safety experience. He began his career as a reserve deputy sheriff in 1982, and has since held the ranks of corrections officer, custody sergeant, custody lieutenant, inspector and chief deputy. He is currently the Clark County Sheriff’s Office chief corrections deputy in Vancouver, Washington.
Ric earned his associate degree in criminal justice from Clark College in 1985. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Corrections Executive Excellence program and the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission. He has held appointments through the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, including the legislative workgroups on inmate reentry; traumatic brain injuries, and inmate screening/housing. He also has a role as the Washington State local agency representative to the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Systems working groups. Most recently, he was invited to speak on Washington State governor Jay Inslee’s proposed budget for community mental health triage centers.
Ric owns and operates a highly successful consulting company as an expert witness, training and risk identification/mitigation associated with local jail operations.