This seminar will provide an overview of both sections of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA/H.R. 218) and break down each element of the statute to highlight proper application and enforcement as well as the common misconceptions which surround it.
Focus will be directed at the 2010 and 2013 amendments, alleged liability concerns, the statute’s relationship to local and state laws, applicability to unique LEOs, proper qualification standards and documentation, practices to avoid, a review of past and current litigation, and an opportunity for questions and answers.
About James M. Baranowski
James M. Baranowski is Manager of External/International Affairs at the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. As both an attorney and member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association he has served as a subject matter expert on Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) issues to legal counsel and agencies throughout the country. He is also a decorated combat veteran, having served more than eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps both as an officer with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and as a judge advocate. His numerous awards and decorations most proudly include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor, which he received for his actions during an attack on his unit in Fallujah, Iraq.