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Discipline & Termination 10/5/2017

Hosted by the La Center Police Department

Held at the Clark County Fire & Rescue

911 N. 65th Ave.

Vancouver, WA 98686

October 5, 2017

Time: 8am-4pm

The traditional punitive approach to progressive discipline and termination has become increasingly burdensome and complex. Civil rights laws, unions and civil service boards provide too many opportunities for problem employees to file frivolous grievances and law suits. Management needs to include non- punitive approaches, last chance agreements and no-fault terminations to deal with employees who will not or can’t comply with the rules of the organization and be productive.

Topics Include:

  • How courts and arbiters support management’s right to enforce its rules, policies, procedures and practices with discipline and termination.
  • The principles of Just Cause and Due Process as they apply to progressive discipline and terminations.
  • How to use traditional v. non-traditional approaches to progressive discipline and termination.

Attendees will receive a manual, model forms, model discipline-termination policy and certificate of attendance.


D.J. Van Meter Ph.D. is the principle of Van Meter & Associates, Inc. (VMA)
and has spent the last  44 years in law enforcement, 15 years as a sworn officer.
He has a Ph.D. in Training and Organizational Development from The Ohio State
University, Columbus, Ohio and also holds a Master’s Degree in Labor and
Human Resource Management.  He works with counsel as an expert witness, reviews
discipline and termination cases and develops customized policy and procedures
manuals for all public safety organizations nationwide.  He is the author of the book,
Evaluating Dysfunctional Police Performance: A Z-based Approach published by
Charles Thomas Publishing. Dr. Van Meter is qualified in state/federal courts
as an expert in law enforcement training, use-of-force, and management and
operational policies.


Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $170.00 First $150.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $150.00 First $130.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course.

Course Properties

Course Date 10-05-2017 8:00 am
Course End Date 10-05-2017 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 06-21-2017
Cut off date 10-04-2017