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Rick Hodson Trainings

Registrations currently being accepted online for trainings. You will have the ability to pay with credit card or have your agency billed. Please see specific course information on the training announcements below. CLICK HERE for detailed instructions regarding online registration. CLICK HERE for instructions regarding registering multiple people in one transaction.

MSA Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations received more than five working days in advance will receive a full refund. Cancellations within five working days receive a refund less 25% administration fee. Day of cancellations and No shows are non-refundable. Substitutions permitted at no charge.

 

 Richard Hodsdon

 Trainings

Data Practices:  Every Sheriff and Chief of Police knows handling public data in Minnesota can be a very difficult task and sometime embarrassing to the agency.  Deputies, records staff, dispatchers and supervisors all deal with public data on a daily basis.  Every phone call, radio transmission, MDC/Computer Screen, piece of paper, and even when you talk about work in your agency is a data practices event.  see course description

Background Investigations for Public Sector Employers:  One of the most perilous aspects for a public sector employer is the vetting and backgrounds of potential employees.  An agency that does not properly background its prospective employees prior to employment faces serious liability under theories of negligent hiring and deliberate indifference to the risk of harm to third parties.  see course description 

Quote from recent attendee: "Thank you for your help, I learned more in this class than any other class I have taken."

Federal and State Gun Laws:  Carry Laws for the Front Lines
This class consists of several elements. In the class you will learn of Minnesota laws on the carrying of handguns, restrictions on venues, carrying under the influence and the rights and obligations of gun permit holders. See course description

 

 

CLICK HERE for the MSA events page with all registrations available.

You may pay with credit card or select “Mail My Check.”  Once your online registration is completed, you will receive two emails.  1.  A confirmation email and 2.  either a receipt for your credit card or an invoice to submit for payment so a check may be mailed in.  This is the only invoice you will receive.   Online Registration is the MSA preferred registration method.

CLICK HERE for paper registration to mail or fax in

 

MSA Staff Attorney

Richard Hodsdon

 

  

 

2014 Schedule in progress.......Interested in additional Rick Hodsdon trainings? CLICK HERE for the listing of available courses.

 

Please contact Randy Willis at the MSA for more information and to host a class in your agency. rwillis@mnsheriffs.org

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Rick currently works full time in the Washington County Attorney’s Office in Stillwater, Minnesota where he is assigned to the administrative division. Rick deals with numerous aspects of the office involving data practices, HIPAA, the sheriff’s office, personnel matters and criminal prosecution and civil litigation. Rick has also been the Minnesota Sheriff's Association legal counsel since 1987.  Rick is on the faculty of Northwestern University Police Command School and teaches throughout the United States on matters of employment law and criminal justice issues. He has a J.D. and master’s degree in public administration and is admitted to practice before the courts of Minnesota, 8th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.

 

 

 

 

Advanced Data Practice and Advanced Gun Laws

 

These courses use your real life cases or ones you have dealt with as an exercise to help you develop processes and systems to analyze special issues.  Each student is asked to bring with them a real life case that they either have worked on or are working on to be used as a case study and learning device to be discussed in the class.

 

April 11, 2014

Meeker County
Litchfield, MN

CLICK HERE for the Meeker Co. training announcement

CLICK HERE  for online registration 

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May 28, 2014

Hennepin  County

 

CLICK HERE for the Hennepin Co. training announcement

CLICK HERE  for online registration

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June 10, 2014

Sherburne County

Elk River, MN

 

CLICK HERE for the Sherburne Co. training announcement

CLICK HERE   for online registration

 

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July 16, 2014

Ottertail County

 

CLICK HERE for the Ottertail Co. training announcement

CLICK HERE  for online registration

not active yet

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Sept 16 -18, 2014

Douglas County

 

CLICK HERE for the Douglas Co. training announcement

CLICK HERE  for online registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Gun Laws

This course is one that uses your real life cases or ones you have dealt with as an exercise to help you develop processes and systems to analyze special issues involved in gun laws.  Each student is asked to bring with them a real life case that they either have worked on or are working on to be used as a case study and learning device to be discussed in the class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 21 & 22, 2014

Swift County
Benson

 

 

CLICK HERE for Swift Co. training announcement

CLICK HERE  for online registration

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May 12 & 13, 2014

Minnesota Sheriffs' Association St. Paul Office

MCIT Building St. Paul

CLICK HERE for St. Paul training announcement

 

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July 21 & 22, 2014

Washington County

Stillwater 

 

CLICK HERE for the Washington County training announcement

 

CLICK HERE for online registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Background Investigations for Public Sector Employers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2, 2014

 

Minnesota Sheriffs' Association St. Paul Office

MCIT Building St. Paul

CLICK HERE for training announcement 

CLICK HERE  for online registration

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July 15, 2014

 

Clay County
Moorhead

CLICK HERE for training announcement 

CLICK HERE  for online registration

not active yet

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Advanced Data Practice

This course is one that uses your real life cases or ones you have dealt with as an exercise to help you develop processes and systems to analyze special issues involved in data practices.  Each student is asked to bring with them a real life case that they either have worked on or are working on to be used as a case study and learning device to be discussed in the class.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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