Christopher P. Gerber Presents Three-Part Online Learning Series on Police Department Management for Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs

Siana Law attorney Christopher P. Gerber is proud to partner with PSAB to present the following online learning series that covers three essential areas of police department management. View the description (originally published on the PSAB website) below:  1.  Municipal Police Department Supervision Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – 10-11:30 am Part One will be an overview…

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Christopher Gerber, Esquire Presents “Municipal Police Department Supervision and Oversight” to PSAB Members

Siana Law Partner, Christopher P. Gerber and former Police Captain Ashley Heiberger will present the course, Municipal Police Department Supervision and Oversight, on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022. This course will provide an overview of the legal framework in which police departments work in PA and present an overview of the elements necessary for an effective…

Chris Gerber, Esq., Presents Building Trust in Law Enforcement – With Effective Internal Affairs Policies, Training to PA Chiefs of Police Association

Siana Law Partner, Christopher P. Gerber, is proud to present Building Trust in Law Enforcement – With Effective Internal Affairs Policies to the PA Chiefs of Police Association. Chris and Associate Executive Director, Scott Bohn, will host this virtual lunch-n-learn on March 9th at 11am.   Register here: https://www.pachiefs.org/training-events-calendar All rights reserved. This publication may…

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No First Amendment Protection for Off Duty Police Officers’ Facebook Posts by Sheryl L. Brown and Connie E. Henderson

In determining that the public’s trust outweighed an officers’ right to free speech, the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania dismissed police officers’ claims that their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights against the City of Philadelphia were violated. The free speech at issue included posted content on Facebook ranging from racial slurs, anti-Muslim rhetoric, homophobic comments,…

Article by Christopher P. Gerber featured in Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association Winter Bulletin

Christopher P. Gerber’s article, CODE BLUE, Building Trust In Law Enforcement: Recommendations for Local Elected Officials on Constitutional Policing and Transparency, is featured in the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association 2021 Winter Bulletin. Read the full article below: Chris Gerber 2021 Building Trust In Law Enforcement       All rights reserved. This publication may…

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…