Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island and served for 20 years with the Providence, Rhode Island Police Department. He retired at the rank of Captain and received a Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Suffolk University Law School. His legal experience and police background provide a unique perspective on legal and liability issues facing public safety agencies. During the final ten years of active police service, Jack was an adjunct faculty member in the graduate Administration of Justice Program at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.
Jack lectures throughout the country on Risk Management, Liability in Schools, Policy and Procedure, Drug Liability Management, Internal affairs, Arrest Search & Seizure, Police Use of Force and Liability Issues in Tactical Operations. He has defended officers and municipalities in use of force cases and provides technical assistance to police departments on policy development and force management. In addition, he has authored several legal publications and guides on law enforcement policies, procedures and oversite.
Jack currently serves as Co-Director of the Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute, which headquartered in Plainfield, Indiana. In this position, he conducts training for law enforcement attorneys and risk managers nationwide and conducts agency audits and risk assessments for public safety organizations. In addition, he has led multiple projects in writing model policies on high risk critical tasks for jails and law enforcement operations. His policies and procedures have been adopted by over 1,000 police and corrections agencies across the United States. Jack has been retained in over 900 cases as an expert witness since retiring from active police work. His expert witness categories include Use of Force, Deadly Force, Section 1983, Law Enforcement Policies & Procedures, First & Fourth Amendment Issues, Arrest Search & Seizure, and Police Pursuits.
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