Successful organizations typically provide leadership development programs to enhance the skills of their employees, supervisors, and managers. When support, encouragement, and leadership development are provided, employees have the opportunity to excel.
Police Chief Magazine August 2015
Today, more than any time in history, agencies need strong leaders and effective supervisors that are prepared for the worst from mankind. Racial unrest, domestic terrorism and individuals willing to randomly kill police officers, requires professionals that may be described as super human. Administrators may wonder where they can be found; yet those same individuals are on duty in every police department in our country right now. When guidance is needed, officers know whom to turn to and they are the same individuals those officers hope to someday emulate, but how do they attain that status of respect? This 4-day course is a comprehensive look into the who, what, where and how respect is earned. It is the foundation for some and the enhancement for others into leadership and supervison.
WHAT IS SUPERVISION?
Here we will examine what exactly it is to be a supervisor in a law enforcement agency; what a supervisor should be doing, and what a supervisor should not be doing.
An examination of leadership styles, how they interact with employees and other leaders and what works best in terms of supervisor styles for your environment.
WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES IN MOTIVATIONAL SUPERVISION OF THE OFFICERS OF TODAY?
Each new generation brings with it a different set of supervisory challenges. How can a person from one generation best interact with another to reach a common set of goals . How to best motivate those officers from different generations in the different stages of their career.
SUPERVISORS AND SUBORDINATE OFFICERS: HOW THE TWO CAN AND SHOULD INTERACT
The line between new supervisors and their subordinates is often very thin. How a supervisor and their subordinates interact can be very detrimental to an agency if expectations are not in place.
BUILDING THE ‘BETTER’ SUPERVISOR
All too often there is very little formalized training for new supervisors. Agencies just assume that a new supervisor knows what to do and essentially all they learn is ‘on the job’, by trial and error. This module looks at what can and should be done when a new supervisor is promoted and even prior to that.
DECISION MAKING PROCESS, THE OODA LOOP AND THE SUPERVISOR
An in-depth discussion about how decisions, be they supervisory or otherwise, are processed by an individual. Understanding how decisions are made, why they are not made, or why they are delayed is examined so that supervisors can better understand the decision making process.
CRISIS DECISION MAKING: DECISION MAKING UNDER STRESS
LAW ENFORCEMENT ETHICS / SUPERVISOR ETHICS
At the height of most law enforcement scandals are ethics. The slippery slope that we tread on daily has a profound effect on not only the agency but also the officers under our command. This component examines, in depth, the ethical questions which confront law enforcement supervisors daily.
INTERACTION BETWEEN ETHICS, MORALS AND THE LAW
Does the more troublesome incarnation of the ‘thin blue line’ exist in your agency? Where are the ethics, morals and standards of your agency generated? Are some traditions bringing your agency to ruin?
ETHICS CASE STUDIES
A look at five separate law enforcement scandals; Examining what went wrong, what went right and how the pitfalls of these could have been avoided.
EMOTIONS AND SUPERVISION:
How and when a law enforcement supervisor chooses to display emotion can make all the difference in the outcome of an incident and in the perception of that supervisor by their subordinates. Here we examine how emotions, and their display, lead to problems and solutions
THE TOXIC OFFICER: CONTROLLING THE POISONOUS TREE
Almost every Department has a toxic officer. This officer, if left unchecked, can undermine and breed discontent and other potentially disastrous thought processes within an agency. Here we discuss how to manage this officer and prevent the spread of their discontent.
Where do you want to be as a supervisor in two years? Where do you need to be? Here we look at setting realistic goals and working toward achieving them. We also look at conflicts which often arise between the line and the command staffs and how to resolve those issues.
STAYING TRUE TO ONE’S SELF
Through it all a law enforcement supervisor must remember where they come from and what they are trying to do. All too often many ‘come off of the track’ and wind up not being the supervisor that they wanted to be. This concluding portion of the course will instruct supervisors in how to maintain core values and stay on the path that they set when they originally applied for promotion.
Instructor: Captain Scott Oldham is the operations commander for the City of Bloomington, IN Police Department.
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