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)

June 8 - 9, 2022 Northern California Regional Public Safety Training Center (McClellan, CA) Register For This Course
June 28 - 29, 2022 Online via Zoom (0900-1300 PDT) Register For This Course
July 19 - 20, 2022 Omaha (NE) Police Dept. Register For This Course
August 8 - 9, 2022 Riverside Police Dept. (Magnolia Station) Register For This Course
August 15 - 16, 2022 Simi Valley Police Dept. Register For This Course
August 29 - 30, 2022 Larimer Co. Sheriff's Office (Fort Collins, CO) Register For This Course
September 13 - 14, 2022 Chandler (AZ) Public Safety Training Center Register For This Course
September 21 - 22, 2022 Roseville Police Dept. Register For This Course
October 11 - 12, 2022 Henderson (NV) Police Dept. Register For This Course
October 17 - 18, 2022 Newport Beach Police Dept. (Marina Park) Register For This Course
December 12 - 13, 2022 Escondido Police Dept. Register For This Course

The New Patterns of Leadership

The old, traditional patterns of leading criminal justice organizations no longer work.  The changing values and motivations of employees, coupled with the nearly constant state of transition found in many law enforcement organizations today, require a different set of leadership philosophies, styles and skills.

This two-day (16 hour) course, designed for managers, supervisors and potential supervisors, will introduce participants to the contemporary leadership philosophies and concepts necessary for effective leadership in today’s law enforcement and criminal justice 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.

The course has been delivered to personnel from well over 175 criminal justice organizations located throughout the western United States.  Numerous California probation departments have previously utilized this class to enhance the leadership skills of their personnel.  (STC Certified)

August 15 - 16, 2022 Simi Valley Police Dept. Register For This Course

Tactical Communication and De-Escalation

Due to legislative changes, increased accountability, social media and cameras; law enforcement officer’s actions are more public and under more scrutiny than ever before.  The ability to de-escalate a situation before it becomes violent has far reaching positive outcomes for the officer as an individual, the agency for liability purposes and the public/inmate as a matter of trust and respect.  This course provides participants with techniques to stay calm and professional under verbal assault and to generate voluntary compliance from even the most difficult people.  Participants will review case law, liability ramifications after the escalation of violence, incorrect assumptions about officers in a correctional environment, the importance of positive communication, non-verbal social cues and tactical communication/de-escalation techniques including the five-step hard style adopted from “Verbal Judo.”  (STC Certified)

July 12, 2022 Online via zoom (0800-1700 PDT) Register For This Course
September 20, 2022 Online via Zoom (0800-1700 PDT) Register For This Course