Mescan, Steve
Law and Liability for the Team Leader

This class will concentrate on the administrative issues related to leadership and the understanding of the liability concepts surrounding tactical operations. Emphasis will be placed on an understanding of the theories of liability as it relates to selection, training, operational status, entrustment of equipment, and police use of force. Students will have an understanding of the importance of the role the team leader in mitigating civil litigation.

Steve Mescan - Bio
Steve Mescan is a veteran of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and is currently assigned to the SWAT Team's Tactical Operations Section. The section comprises subject matter experts that assist the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Command Staff personnel with strategic initiatives, planning, and tactical resolution contingencies as they relate to all police operations. Steve is the past president of the Pennsylvania Tactical Officers Association and currently serves on the NTOA Board of Directors. He is an instructor for the NTOA and co-authored the NTOA Team Leader Development Program. He has instructed numerous state tactical associations and has consulted as an expert to area SWAT Teams concerning SWAT operations. In 2009, he was part of a subject matter expert team that developed the tactical strategic plan for the G-20 Summit held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.