Training & Education

Police Liability: Use of Force and Pursuit

September 11 – Gig Harbor
3510 Grandview Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
TBD – Wenatchee
129 S Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

One of the greatest exposures to cities and towns is that of police liability and the most prevalent of those exposures is that of use of force and pursuit. Attendees of this session will learn of significant cases and exposures which exists for officers in these areas. The trainer will discuss policies and procedures, applicable civil rights and qualified immunities. Attendees should walk away from this session with knowledge and confidence in identifying and using levels of force and pursuit.

This workshop is for police personnel.


Pat McMahon, Attorney
Attorney, Carlson McMahon & Sealby PLLC
For the past 22 years, Patrick's practice has been devoted to defending police officers and their agencies against allegations of violating civil rights. He defends law enforcement entities throughout Washington State in both state and federal court. Patrick is licensed to practice in both the Eastern and Western Federal District Courts of Washington – the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


Sign in and on-site registration begin at 8:30 am. Training session is from 9 am until noon.


Member registration – Free for RMSA members only
Other registration – $95 per person

A fee of $25 will be charged for cancellations made more than one week prior to the meeting for which you are registered. Cancellations made less than seven days prior to the meeting for which you are registered will require full payment.


Workshop information
Caitlin Magee

Registration or cancellation questions and special accommodations
For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, (800) 833-6388, and ask the operator to dial the AWC number.