Leadership Management/Strategies for Law Enforcement

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60 Minutes

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Course Summary

The most effective police leaders in today’s complex world of law enforcement and public safety must understand how police officers throughout their entire organization think and feel. The better your understanding of your colleagues, the more effectively you may lead and manage them. In this first segment, dealing with police culture, we will identify important hidden elements behind how most police officers act, think, and react, such as:

  • Differences
  • Working personality
  • The two elements of police personality
  • The symbolic assailant
  • The police culture as an “ONION”

Throughout the balance of the course, other leadership and management issues will be addressed:

  • Leadership attributes
  • Leadership versus management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Coalition building
  • Motivating employees
  • Developing leadership skills
  • How to make the transition from officer to supervisor
  • Politics
  • Handling stress and burnout
  • Conquering your dream

Course Syllabus

  • Module 1

    • Course Introduction
    • Being an Officer
    • Police Personality
    • Depersonalization
    • Depersonalization - Part 2
    • Police Culture as an Onion
    • Police Culture as an Onion - Part 2
    • Police Culture as an Onion - Part 3
    • Module Assessment
  • Module 2

    • What is Leadership?
    • Leadership Attributes
    • Leaders vs Managers
    • The Manager
    • Stress
    • Values Always Decay Over Time
    • Module Assessment
  • Module 3

    • The Transition From Line to Stripes
    • The Tasks of Leadership
    • The Tasks of Leadership - Part 2
    • Taking Care of Business
    • Politics
    • Leadership Development
    • Leadership Development - Part 2
    • Leadership Development - Part 3
    • The Sky is the Limit
    • The Sky is the Limit - Part 2
    • Module Assessment