Section 642 of Public Law 106-58 requires Federal agencies reimburse law enforcement officers, supervisors, and managers for up to one-half of the cost of professional liability insurance, protecting them from potential liability and attorney's fees for actions arising out of the conduct of official duties.
Professional liability insurance provides coverage for legal liability for damages due to injuries to others, or damage or loss to their property, including the expenses of litigation and settlement resulting from or arising out of any such incident while in the performance of a qualified employees official duties. Also included is the cost of legal representation and other legal costs and fees for the covered individual in connection with any administrative, judicial proceeding, investigation, or disciplinary proceeding of the covered individual while in the performance of such individual's official duties as a qualified employee.
The list below identifies helpful professional liability insurance links that you can navigate to for more information. The list includes a link to the step-by-step guide to the reimbursement process for up to one-half the cost of the annual insurance premium, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and the forms required for the reimbursement process.