As a 30-year police veteran of a major Texas City, and now the City’s Deputy City Manager Mr. Bowman provides a very insightful course on the “concept and values” of leadership and management strategies that any officer would benefit from especially in dealing with the public.

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 you understand your colleagues, the more effective a leader and manager you will be. You have to be willing to keep learning and asking questions of your peers and yourself. Among the many issues discussed key topics 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, we will address other leadership and management issues such as:

  • 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
Each online course is developed from an 8-hour classroom-based curriculum. The average length of our online courses is 90 to 120 minutes.


  • 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