Civilian Police Leadership

Civilians are a growing segment of the law enforcement community and play an increasingly important role in the leadership and supervision of their departments.  This two-day course, designed for civilian managers, supervisors and potential supervisors, will introduce participants to the contemporary leadership philosophies and concepts necessary for effective leadership in today’s law enforcement agencies.  Topics covered in the course include, developing a clear and compelling purpose or vision for their unit, aligning that vision or purpose to the overall department mission and developing a high performance team.  In addition, participants will also examine methods and strategies to raise the performance bar and will identify techniques to more effectively manage the multi-generational workforce.  The course is highly interactive and emphasis is placed on the practical application of the covered material.  (CA POST Certified)

October 26 - 27, 2021 Online Via Zoom (0900-1300 PDT) Register For This Course
December 15 - 16, 2021 Online via Zoom (0900-1300 PST) Register For This Course
January 18 - 19, 2022 Pleasanton Police Dept. Register For This Course
February 24 - 25, 2022 Marina Park- Hosted by Newport Beach PD Register For This Course

Leading and Managing Change

Law enforcement and criminal justice professionals are working in a time of nearly constant change and transition. In this environment, the ability to initiate, lead and manage change is a fundamental skill for success. In this four-hour course, participants will examine change management models and the essential skills of change agents. Methods and strategies to overcome resistance are also identified and examined. (STC Certified)

November 5, 2021 Online via Zoom (0900-1300 PDT) Register For This Course

Ethics for Law Enforcement

This eight hour course targets line and supervisory level law enforcement officers.  Issues addressed include an analysis of the scope of the problem of law enforcement ethical lapses, including the 2006 FBI study on ethics in law enforcement.  The “thin blue line” and what motivates officers to act unethically and/or tolerate those who do is discussed.  Using the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and the Code of Ethical Conduct as a foundation, ethical behavior is both identified and brought to life with realistic examples and scenarios.

Practical application of the three forms of intervention is discussed with specific examples. The legal, professional and personal ramifications of unethical behavior are examined.  The course also explores inter-personal boundary issues and the pitfalls of allowing relationships with inmates or probationers to cross appropriate lines.  Law enforcement accountability, community perceptions of law enforcement and the need to bridge the divide between law enforcement and the community are also examined.  (STC Certified)

November 9 - 10, 2021 Online via Zoom (0900-1300) Register For This Course