Do You Know the Implications of the First Amendment on Law Enforcement?

Prepare your agency against First Amendment claims. The objective of the Summit is to understand the application of the First Amendment to Law Enforcement and Corrections operations.

Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, CT

May 31 - June 2, 2023

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First Amendment Summit

Law Enforcement has spent decades understanding the jurisprudence of Fourth Amendment law, but how well do you know the First Amendment law’s implications? From the day you enter the academy, we spend hours understanding clearly established Fourth Amendment standards and interpretations. How much time do we spend on First Amendment jurisprudence? Not much, or not enough. Jurisprudence is defined as the theory or philosophy of law. Are you aware that First Amendment law has become well defined clearly established law that governs multiple areas of law enforcement operations over the last decade?

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. Do you know what implications the First Amendment has on Law Enforcement and Corrections Operations? Are you aware that the Supreme Court has addressed issues associated with Law Enforcement conduct and the First Amendment in the last few years? Do you have proper policies addressing issues related to First Amendment activities? Do you conduct training to train your staff on First Amendment activities effectively?

You may be asking what a First Amendment Activity is. It would be the following topics:

  • Crowd Management and Protests
  • Social Media and Free Speech
  • Recording Police Activities
  • First Amendment Auditors
  • Freedom of Religion
  • First Amendment Retaliation Claims

Back at Mohegan Sun live to discuss First Amendment issues.

Courses offered during the three-day event will cover First Amendment appropriate crowd management/control, the First Amendment and social media for law enforcement, guarding against First Amendment employment-based claims, and the rights and limitations of the public and the press to film law enforcement.

“It is not sufficient for law enforcement personnel to confine their constitutional comfort levels and knowledge base to the Fourth and Fifth Amendment,” says Eric Daigle, principle of DLG and national expert on First Amendment Related activities. “Rather, in a time when citizens and employees alike are testing the waters of the First Amendment, law enforcement agencies must be prepared to respond to such challenges in a constitutionally effective manner.”

Why should I attend the First Amendment Summit?

Doing more with less is one of our themes for the Summit and we will adjust to meet those standards. The benefits of the First Amendment Summit 2023 include the following:

  • Access to Industry Experts: Attendees at the First Amendment Summit will receive focused training on policies, training, and legal application. Attendees will receive firsthand knowledge and experience from experts in First Amendment related topics to enhance their agency’s operations.
  • State of the Art Education: The DLG team will demonstrate how high-quality live and interactive education can be for attendees.
  • Certificate of Attendance: The attendance of live and on-demand training will provide each attendee a certificate of attendance and report card, which may fulfill continued education requirements.

What Attendees Should Expect

  • Intense presentations from top industry expert instructors
  • Live training blended with virtual interactions to help you connect and network with attendees from across the country to share ideas and lessons learned through your experiences
  • Digital access to actionable sample policies, presentations, videos, and handouts that you can take back and share with your agency
  • Training Certificate with hours at the conclusion of the Summit

We promise to provide policy, training, and legal interpretation advice through the training conference. As we prepare, we also want to thank you for your service to the community through these challenging times. Remember, help those who need your help, protect those who need your protection, and keep yourself and others safe.

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Join experts from all around the country at the First Amendment Summit 2023! Gain the knowledge and confidence to respond in a constitutionally-minded manner.

Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, CT

May 31 - June 2, 2023