The duty to intercede when observing excessive force or otherwise unethical or illegal officer behavior has long been a bedrock component of law enforcement policy. Despite this, confusion remains among officers and leaders about what this concept means and how to intercede effectively. And recent scrutiny of police tactics has brought the term into the public discourse, creating even more urgency that agencies have clear policies and training on duty to intercede. 

In this webinar, attorneys and law enforcement policy experts Chief (Ret.) Mike Ranalli and Laura Scarry will explore duty to intercede from a cultural, conceptual and legal perspective. 

You’ll Learn:

  • When and to whom “duty to intercede” applies 
  • Important case law showing officers’ obligation to step in or face individual liability
  • How law enforcement leaders can and must build the duty to intercede into agency culture
  •  Communication tactics officers of any rank can use to intercede quickly, professionally and effectively 

Presented by:

Chief (Ret.) Michael Ranalli
Program Manager


Laura Scarry
Partner, DeAno & Scarry, LLC
Attorney, Lexipol

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