The Thomas & Means Law Firm

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Hello, I’m Lee McCown. In 2014, I finished a two-year stint as a contract consultant on risk management for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in southern California, then conducted a similar project for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, where I had earlier retired as a Commander. During my tenure with that agency I was responsible for creating and managing our Risk Management Bureau, what would become a national award winning risk management program. It was during that time that I met Randy Means, a police risk management pioneer who was a consultant for us in those years and trained every command staff member in key principles of risk management. Today, we work together for Thomas & Means in its risk and liability management consulting and training projects. Services include:

  • Risk and Liability Assessments and Audits – we comb through and scrutinize your agencies practices in high risk and other key areas of liability exposure to identify your strengths and weakness, including the “soft spots” where you are most likely to be attacked and exposed. In addition to reviewing key directives, we would typically conduct on-site work, including inspection of facilities and programs as well as interviews with agency personnel.
  • Consulting on specific areas of risk management – you bring a problem to us, we help you solve it. We’ve been down these roads. We know where they lead – which are the roads to safety and effectiveness, which lead to disaster and liability.
  • Statistical analysis of your agency – often (but not always) close study of certain statistical data in an agency can reveal problem areas of liability exposure and risk. We know the numbers.
  • Helping you build appropriate Personnel Performance Indices or Early Recognition Systems.

    Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss our involvement in helping to manage the risk and associated costs which are invariably present in law enforcement work, and its administration. You may reach me by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (714) 313-5356. I would love to help you. Randy Means and Bob Thomas are standing by as well, as is our entire ABLE Team, if needed. Remember, we do risk and liability management training as well – for police officials at all levels.

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