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The strength of any department often comes down to the strength of its leadership. Leaders in their facilities can improve their leadership skills with courses on building effective organizations, decision-making, handling departmental budgets, professional development, talking to media, supervisor training, communication skills, and many, many more.

Course Name Course Description Length
Am I that Man? In this video, author Ron Scheidt introduces his book Am I That Man? and gives a couple of key ideas that the book presents. The reason behind his writing is to encourage others to self-reflect on the past, present, and future to address the central question that the book title asks the reader. 5m
Attributes of a Leader In this video, multi-disciplinary leaders review what it takes to be a successful manager and make difficult decisions at a moment’s notice. Continual growth through training, mentoring, delegating authority, as well as making mistakes and learning from them, is the focus. 10m
Background Investigations After watching this video, the viewer will understand the importance of conducting thorough background investigations with trained investigators to … 15m
Battling Toxic Leadership Doug Wyllie, Police1 Editor in Chief discusses Battling Toxic Leadership within Law Enforcement organizations with Lt. David Crisler Jr. who offers suggestions to help remedy this problem. 10m
Building a Police Organization with a Mentoring Approach After watching this video, the viewer will learn that succession planning is not just for the top spots, but has implications throughout the … 10m
Building an Effective Organization In this segment, Dave Smith and Chief Tim Goergen discuss creating an effective communication process that includes setting agency goals, having a plan, and implementing positive change. 10m
Challenges of Police Leadership in Small Agencies In this video, Doug Wyllie, Police1 Editor in Chief discusses the challenges of police leadership in small agencies with Chief Jason Sharp, of Parsons, KS police department. 10m
Classroom Model: Benefits and Shortcomings The only place the Classroom Model works as planned is in the classroom. In this segment, Gary Klugiewicz reviews how real-world complications and dangers necessitate the modification and even rejection of these models. It is important to consider these factors when evaluating an officer’s performance in the classroom. 5m
Coaching Program for Law Enforcement Constable Bill Mikaluk of Cops Coach International talks with Law Enforcement Expert Betsy Brantner Smith about an innovative coaching program for police officers around the world. 10m
Coaching Strategies for the FTO David Crisler talks with Dave Smith about ways to improve and modernize your approach, and your agency’s approach, to having the best, most successful FTO program possible. 10m
Complacency of Leadership in LE Doug Wyllie, Police1 Editor in Chief interviews Dennis Valone about complacency as it relates to those in leadership positions in law enforcement. 10m
Contemporary Problems Facing LE After watching this video, the viewer will understand that although law enforcement changes, accepting that a bad situation can happen to you and … 15m
Courtroom Disturbance: Supervisor’s Role After watching this video, the viewer will understand the supervisor’ss role in Use of Force situations and how they must attempt to observe, rather … 5m
Create an Agency “Fail List” Dave Smith asks agencies to create a Fail List for success. He suggests that by doing so, an agency is able to create a standard for what to strive for and how to guide positive actions. 5m
Crime Prevention on a Budget After watching this video, viewers will learn that a crime prevention program is often the first thing to get cut from a department’ss budget during … 10m
Dealing with Budget Cuts in Your Department After watching this video, viewers will understand steps they can take to ensure training can continue, even when budgets are tight.Organizational … 10m
Decision Making Arcs In this segment, Milwaukee Investigator Jim Smith talks to Dave about a technique that can facilitate the decision making process. 10m
Ethical Interventions In this segment, verbal judo expert Gary Klugiewicz examines an incident that occurred in Ohio where an officer assaults an inmate during a spontaneous rage. 10m
Four Imperative Traits of a Supervisor Good leaders possess a number of admirable qualities. In this segment, Gary Klugiewicz explains that in order to be an effective supervisor you must mentor, model, nurture and empower. 5m
Generational Crossroads for Supervisors Tim Janowick of the Mount Prospect Police Department discusses generational gaps and the issues and opportunities that arise from them. 10m
Generational Crossroads for Trainers Tim Janowick of the Mount Prospect Police Department discusses generational gaps and the issues and opportunities that arise from them, especially for trainers. 10m
Generational Differences in Law Enforcement After watching this video, student should be able to identify at least one aspect of each of the four generations currently in the work force. 10m
Generational Issues and Shift Work Street Survival Seminar Instructor Tim Goergon draws upon his experience as a chief in Bloomingdale, IL in this candid interview with Dave Smith. Chudwin says scheduling shift work can be particularly tricky when multiple generations are involved. 10m
Hiring Dispatchers In this video, Dave Smith talks with Tony Aeilts about the difficulties in hiring dispatchers. Tony particularly stresses the importance of informing applicants of the potential stresses involved in the position. 5m
How to Build Mentor Relationships In this video, Doug Wyllie, Police1 Editor in Chief, discusses with Brian Willis how to build successful mentor relationships in police departments. 15m
International Exchange of Training Ideas International Association of Law Enforcement Trainers is a great organization for exchanging training ideas with other countries. 5m
Law Enforcement Mentoring Programs Aaron Snyder of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department discusses his department’s mentoring program. 10m
Leadership Skills using the “Abilene Paradox” Deputy Chief Mark Dunston discusses “The Abilene Paradox.” This phenomenon occurs when a group of people collectively decide on a course of action that is counter to the preferences of any of the individuals in the group. 15m
Leadership Styles In this video, Doug Wyllie, Police1 Editor in Chief, and Manuel Ovalle discuss common leadership styles and their application in law enforcement. 10m
Leadership Tips for New Supervisors In this video, Betsy Brantner Smith discusses several tips for newly promoted supervisors. New supervisors deal with being in two camps, with one foot in management and the other on the line. Smith outlines the challenges that comes with this new phase in an officer’ss career and gives advice on how to become the most successful supervisor for your squad or unit. 5m
Leadership and Law Enforcement In this video, Dave Smith interviews Richard Fairburn about the state of leadership training in law enforcement. Fairburn ascertains that currently there really is no great leadership training, simply management schools. 5m
Liability of Not Training Rocky Warren talks with Dave Smith about how not training officers and giving them the tools they need can actually create more liability. 10m
Measuring your Training Lieutenant Kevin Dillon argues that the only way to legitimately measure your training ability is during post training events in the real world environment, making measurement difficult and intermittent. However, he also argues validation and professionalization of training is paramount to avoiding constitutional and legitimacy issues. 5m
Our Noble Profession Law Enforcement Expert Dave Smith talks with Chief Neal Rossow of the Flat Rock (MI) police department about his philosophy of the nobility of law enforcement. 10m
Professional Learning Communities Joel F Shults Chief of Police, Adams State College, CO, discuesses the concept of making agencies professional learning communities through expanding the concept of after action reports and applying them to more routine daily occurences. 10m
Sensei vs Instructor For a trainer, being able to influence and inspire your trainees in the short amount of time that you are with them requires dedication, personal responsibility, and personal accountability. In this segment, Lt. John Bennett and Doug Wyllie discuss the roles and differences between a sensei and an instructor. 10m
Speed Kills In this segment, Chief Jeff Chudwin and Dave Smith discuss how we cannot control situations, but we can control our responses to them. Knowing what you can do, when you can do it, and being prepared to act immediately and appropriately is paramount. Committing to law and policy, and understanding Chudwin’s concept of “”Speed Kills”” are the highlights of this important training segment. 10m
Succession Planning for LEO In this video, Doug Wyllie, Police1 Editor in Chief discusses the value of succession planning for law enforcement leaders with Manuel Ovalle. 5m
Team Building for Agencies Brian Willis, President of the Winning Mind training, suggests officers train for ten minutes a day in order to easily bolster his/her knowledge base. 10m
Ten Minutes in Training Brian Willis, President of the Winning Mind training, suggests officers train for ten minutes a day in order to easily bolster his/her knowledge base. 10m
The 2 Most Dangerous Words in LE Doug Wyllie, Police1 Editor in Chief and Brian Weiss identify and discuss the two most dangerous words in law enforcement and offer suggestions for a better way of responding. 15m
The Bully Story In this video, Police1 Editor in Chief, Doug Wyllie interviews Jack Hoban about being an ethical warrior through illustrating variations of a person’s response to witnessing a bully picking on another person. 10m
The Evolution of Law Enforcement Doug Wylie talks with Coach Bob Lindsey of Verbal Defense and Influence about changes in law enforcement over the past five decades. 10m
The Importance of Policies and Procedures In this video, Gary Klugiewicz discusses the importance of Policies and Procedures with Marty Drapkin. Together they look at how policies and procedures are viewed differently by line, supervisors and command personnel. 15m
Would I Work for Me? In this video, Manuel Ovalle discusses how to identify weaknesses in oneself. He reminds his trainees to pinpoint and address their own weakness, while setting a critical, yet understanding tone. Training serves the purpose of bettering leaders in law enforcement through self-reflection. 10m