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The Challenge Of Mandatory Reporting Laws 

Although the spirit of the mandatory reporting laws in Colorado were made in good faith, the reality is these statutes have hampered the effectiveness and efficiencies of reporting and receiving such incidents between care giving and law enforcement professionals. Each of these professions' internal processes and standard operating procedures ultimately make it confusing and difficult to get victims the help they need, when they need it.

How these laws affect...

Patrol and investigative divisions need to operate at maximum efficiency in order to provide a quick and effective response to urgent calls.

Mandatory reporting laws have increased most police agencies' call loads up to 60%.  Half of which can never be substantiated, charged or prosecuted. By responding to allegations of abuse from tens of thousands of new mandatory reporters, many of these calls affect an agency's ability to quickly respond to urgent hot calls. This is inexcusable and correctable.

There is a way to mitigate these issues, improve your patrol divisions response times and remain compliant with Mandatory Reporting Laws. In fact, making these changes will improve the investigative process from response to disposition.

Let LEMRS show your law enforcement agency how to effectively and efficiently receive allegations of abuse to at-risk elders and adults with an IDD.

Law Enforcement

Long-Term Care Facilities and Host-Home agencies that care for vulnerable adults often do not understand how to accurately report abuse to police, starting with dispatch, thus creating a "crying wolf" atmosphere for law enforcement.


This ignorance leads to investigative complacency for responding officers, call cancellations by patrol supervisors which result in lengthy wait times for police to arrive, or unnecessary trips to police stations to report crimes that should be investigated at the scene of abuse. 


Care giving agencies now operating in fear of vicarious liability and criminal charges implement unnecessary suspensions, terminations and/or client moves to respite care and pay unneeded overtime to personal care workers who wait for police to respond.


Allow LEMRS to give you inside information on how to effectively report an allegation of abuse so that your serious abuse allegation does not get minimized by your inability to report effectively.  


How LEMRS Helps

Law Enforcement Mandatory Reporting Solutions (LEMRS) bridges the gap between caregivers and law enforcement personnel through situational evaluation, identification of procedural inefficiencies and problematic policies.  LEMRS partners with each client to adapt its standard operating procedures, offer solutions and training that streamlines efforts between mandatory reporters and law enforcement--ultimately expediting the help these victims need.


With 23 years of law enforcement experience, and as the creator and former leader of the first Denver metro area's adult at risk investigative unit, retired Investigative Sergeant Damon Vaz knows how bureaucratic red tape can strangle the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement and caregiving professionals who are passionate about protecting at risk adults and elders.

Damon started Law Enforcement Mandatory Reporting Solutions (LEMRS) as a solutions-based consulting firm to train law enforcement and care giving agencies on how to better navigate the Colorado Mandatory Reporting Laws, and get at risk victims the care and justice they deserve when and where it is needed.


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