This course will examine the First Amendment right to free speech and how it impacts officers in the workplace. Specifically, the course will identify protected and unprotected categories of speech as well as expressive conduct that constitutes speech. The course will then identify and discuss the criteria considered when evaluating whether speech might be protected under the First Amendment. Finally, the course will apply the criteria used in determining if speech is protected under the First Amendment to specific law enforcement scenarios for analysis and learning purposes.
Social Media, Technology
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Any member may attend this course.