AUTHORS: Avery, III, Issac T. - ©2001
This text begins with an overview of the Constitution, followed by discussions of limitations on policymaking and employment decisions, and examination of Internal Affairs procedures. It thoroughly explores the issues of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, drug testing, and fair labor standards. Employment law, sexual harassment, and the Americans with Disabilities Act are discussed as well as civil and criminal liability for officers and agencies. Readers are exposed to the myriad of legal issues that modern agencies and officers face in a day-to-day policing. After reading this text, they will also understand the basis from which these legal issues matured and be able to apply that knowledge to the real-life supervision function.