In an era when nearly everyone is equipped with a smart phone with audio-visual recording ability the number of recorded negative encounters between law enforcement and the public over the issue of officers being recorded is distressing. In the webinar we are going to discuss and hopefully dispel the myth that in most cases when an officer is in a public area they have any legal protection against having their activities recorded. We are going to talk about the privacy rights, or lack thereof, of officers and third parties and when and where the legal right to record activities ends. We are going to look at case examples of what to do or not to do and practical and legal issues in an age where it may seem like the whole world is watching your every move- because it just might be true.
The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is one of the largest associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and a total membership of more than 20,000. NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice and public safety. Throughout its seventy-seven year history, NSA has served as an information clearinghouse for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police, other law enforcement professionals, state governments and the federal government.