Pennsylvania Enacts Reasonable Police Hiring and Background Check Reform By Andrew M. Rongaus, Esquire

On July 14, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 57 of 2020 into law which is intended to provide police departments with information regarding an officer’s prior work history to make reasoned hiring decisions. It also prevents officers with disciplinary issues from moving to another Department to find employment without knowledge of the officer’s…

Legal Implications of Mandatory Mental Health Evaluations for PA Police Officers by Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire Featured in Borough News Magazine

Siana Law recognizes Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire for his article, Legal Implications of Mandatory Mental Health Evaluations for PA Police Officers, which is featured in the August 2021 issue of the PA State Association of Boroughs (PSAB), Borough News Magazine. Chris’s Bio | Areas of Practice | Contact Us All rights reserved. This publication may…

Christopher P. Gerber and Ashley Heiberger to Present, Conducting a Proper Internal Affairs Investigation, at PSAB Legal Update

Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire is proud to join Ashely Heiberger at the PSAB PA Municipal Legal Update on Wednesday, August 5th to present, Conducting a Proper Internal Affairs Investigation (1:30 – 2:30 pm). Visit the PSAB website for further details about the upcoming Virtual Legal Update.         All rights reserved. This publication…

Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire to Present “Use of Force and Other Policing Issues” at PBI Municipal Law Colloquium

Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire is proud to participate in the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 2021 Municipal Colloquium. Mr. Gerber will present, Use of Force and Other Policing Issues, with James E. Gavin, Esquire on Friday, June 18th from 11:20 – 12:20 pm.  Registration information and a complete description of the seminar can be found via PBI.org.  This…

Christopher p. Gerber, Esquire Partners with PSAB in Three-Part Online Learning Series: Proper Supervision of Municipal Police Departments

Siana Law attorney Christopher P. Gerber is proud to collaborate with PSAB on the three-part online learning series: Proper Supervision of Municipal Police Departments. The program runs from May 4th, 2021 to May 18th, 2021. Visit the PSAB website to register. The program description below was originally published on the PSAB website: Operating a police…

Building Trust In Law Enforcement – Recommendations for Local Elected Officials On Constitutional Policing and Transparency By Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire

In the wake of recent events, which have spurred protests, riots, and an apparent loss of confidence in law enforcement, it is critical for local elected officials to take immediate action to ensure that police services are provided in accordance with the United States Constitution and federal and state law. In an arena that involves…

Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire to Speak at PSAB’s 2019 PA Municipal Legal Update

On Wednesday, August 7th 2019, Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire will attend the Pennyslvania State Association of Borough’s 2019 PA Municipal Legal Update. He looks forward to presenting the following seminar: Police Track 1: Elected Officials Role in Police Operations This session will review the fundamentals of municipal police management and supervision pursuant to municipal codes…