Instructor
Matt Dolan

Matt Dolan

Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC

Matt Dolan is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois, who specializes in training and advising public safety agencies in matters of legal liability. His training focuses on helping agency leaders create sound policies and procedures as a proactive means of minimizing their exposure to costly liability.

Matt received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from DePaul University and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

A member of a law enforcement family dating back three generations, he serves as both Director and Public Safety Instructor with Dolan Consulting Group. He has trained and advised thousands of public safety professionals throughout the United States in matters of legal liability.

Upcoming Courses with Matt Dolan


Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Richmond, VA
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • October 2 - October 6, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Five-day first-line supervisory course critical for both new and experienced public safety supervisors committed to leading from the front.

No public safety organization can function without well trained first-line leaders. The first-line supervisor is the most influential position within the organization. Their role, therefore, demands strong leadership, self-confidence, competence, management skills, and an understanding of how to influence their subordinates, the organization, and the community.

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Brian Nanavaty
    Captain, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Conroe, TX
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • July 10 - July 14, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Five-day first-line supervisory course critical for both new and experienced public safety supervisors committed to leading from the front.

No public safety organization can function without well trained first-line leaders. The first-line supervisor is the most influential position within the organization. Their role, therefore, demands strong leadership, self-confidence, competence, management skills, and an understanding of how to influence their subordinates, the organization, and the community.

Instructor(s):
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Pensacola, FL
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • June 21 - June 22, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

The process of recruiting, vetting and hiring qualified applicants represents one of the greatest challenges confronting law enforcement. Agencies are looking to new recruiting strategies well beyond putting out the “help wanted” sign. This is particularly true as agencies recruit men and women of the millennial generation.

Instructor(s):
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Clarksville, IN
Region:
  • Midwest
Date(s):
  • September 7 - September 8, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

A promotion to a supervisory position is an invitation to enter the world of personnel management. This course will provide attendees with the knowledge necessary to recognize the most common and costly personnel liability issues confronting supervisors in public safety.

Far too many supervisors are learning about these challenges through the process of trial and error—at great expense to the agencies and themselves. In this course, federal and state statutes and case law will be utilized to illustrate the potential pitfalls of employee relations in public safety administration and the means by which those liability risks can be managed.

This course is designed to prepare public safety supervisors to take preventative steps to limit supervisor liability, maintain organizational standards and protect employee rights under the law.

Instructor(s):
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Gonzales, LA
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • October 16 - October 17, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

A promotion to a supervisory position is an invitation to enter the world of personnel management. This course will provide attendees with the knowledge necessary to recognize the most common and costly personnel liability issues confronting supervisors in public safety.

Far too many supervisors are learning about these challenges through the process of trial and error—at great expense to the agencies and themselves. In this course, federal and state statutes and case law will be utilized to illustrate the potential pitfalls of employee relations in public safety administration and the means by which those liability risks can be managed.

This course is designed to prepare public safety supervisors to take preventative steps to limit supervisor liability, maintain organizational standards and protect employee rights under the law.

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Brian Nanavaty
    Captain, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Las Vegas, NV
Region:
  • West
Date(s):
  • November 13 - November 17, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Five-day first-line supervisory course critical for both new and experienced public safety supervisors committed to leading from the front.

No public safety organization can function without well trained first-line leaders. The first-line supervisor is the most influential position within the organization. Their role, therefore, demands strong leadership, self-confidence, competence, management skills, and an understanding of how to influence their subordinates, the organization, and the community.

Instructor(s):
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Wilmington, NC
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • September 18 - September 19, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

The process of recruiting, vetting and hiring qualified applicants represents one of the greatest challenges confronting law enforcement. Agencies are looking to new recruiting strategies well beyond putting out the “help wanted” sign. This is particularly true as agencies recruit men and women of the millennial generation.

Instructor(s):
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Wilmington, NC
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • September 20 - September 22, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $595.00

The vast majority of citizen complaints and internal acts of employee misconduct encountered by government agencies are generated by a small number of problem individuals. It is crucial, therefore, that government agencies can successfully discipline these few “bad apples”.

In other cases, disciplinary action is necessary to hold essentially good employees accountable for misconduct that threatens agency operations. In these cases, making discipline stick is actually in the interest of the employee, as it can serve as a much needed “wake up call” to an employee before performance issues become so serious that termination is required or public safety is threatened.

Instructor(s):
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Fort Myers, FL
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • September 12 -September 13, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

The process of recruiting, vetting and hiring qualified applicants represents one of the greatest challenges confronting law enforcement. Agencies are looking to new recruiting strategies well beyond putting out the “help wanted” sign. This is particularly true as agencies recruit men and women of the millennial generation.

Instructor(s):
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Frisco, TX
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • August 30 - August 31, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

The process of recruiting, vetting and hiring qualified applicants represents one of the greatest challenges confronting law enforcement. Agencies are looking to new recruiting strategies well beyond putting out the “help wanted” sign. This is particularly true as agencies recruit men and women of the millennial generation.

Instructor(s):
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Las Vegas, NV
Region:
  • West
Date(s):
  • September 25 - September 26, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

The vast majority of citizen complaints and internal acts of employee misconduct encountered by government agencies are generated by a small number of problem individuals. It is crucial, therefore, that government agencies can successfully discipline these few “bad apples”.

In other cases, disciplinary action is necessary to hold essentially good employees accountable for misconduct that threatens agency operations. In these cases, making discipline stick is actually in the interest of the employee, as it can serve as a much needed “wake up call” to an employee before performance issues become so serious that termination is required or public safety is threatened.

Instructor(s):
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Las Vegas, NV
Region:
  • West
Date(s):
  • September 27, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $195.00

A new level of society-wide transparency has accompanied technological developments in recording and in individuals’ ability to engage in public expression through social media. This has presented law enforcement agencies with new opportunities in identifying suspects, solving crimes and holding officers accountable to agency standards of conduct. It has also presented these agencies with significant challenges. Most notable of these challenges is a level of transparency and scrutiny for officers—on and off the job—that is unprecedented.

Developing Organizational Performance Leadership