Office of Community Policing Services
Copple Colleen K., and James E. Copple — 2018.
Risk Management in Law Enforcement Discussions on identifying and
mitigating risk for officers, departments, and the public
For many law enforcement agencies, risk management is a practice that seeks to identify and mitigate risk for both officers and the public. At stake is the well-being of officers and the public, as well as the integrity of the institutions that protect and serve a community. Law enforcement agencies, in the course of executing their duties, are often liable for any form of misconduct, harm, or violation of rights done to the community. Cities, counties, and municipalities also assume risk as the fiduciary agents of law enforcement agencies for injuries, for failure to execute duties in a responsible and legal manner, or for violation of an officer’s rights or safety.