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Managing Police Conduct Learning Objectives

Module 1 – Law Enforcement Risk – It’s Not Just About Deadly Force

  • Participants will gain an understanding of risk management and how managing risk is critical to effective policing.
  • Participants will understand the role they play in identifying and assessing risk situations.
  • Participants will identify potential risks in the police department and analyze ways to mitigate these risks.

Module 2 – Policing the Modern Society – The “Why” of the Profession

  • Participants will understand their role in policing in today’s society.
  • Through group discussion, participants will rethink the “why” of police work and gain an understanding of the expectations of the community they serve.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of the steps of ethical decision making and its impact on effective policing.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of how negative police behavior impacts successful policing.

Module 3 – Effecting Conduct Change to Improve Staff Performance

  • Participants will understand the role performance management plays in improving performance and reducing the incidence of misconduct.
  • Participants will understand how early intervention in behavioral issues can prevent future misconduct.
  • Through a discussion of early warning systems, participants will be able to apply these principles to address patterns of negative behavior.
  • Participants will understand “active bystandership” and the EPIC training program for officer intervention.
  • Participants will understand the importance of progressive discipline to ensure levels of misconduct are addressed fairly and appropriately.

Module 4 – Finding Common Ground: Building Effective Relationships between Police Unions and Management in Conduct Matters

  • Participants will understand that communication is the key factor in the development of police union/management relations.

Module 5 – Positive Outcomes: What Effective Management of Conduct Looks Like

  • Participants will gain an understanding of the value of clear and concise policy to control performance and conduct within the department.
  • Participants will engage in discussions on how the disciplinary process in their department can be improved and identify specific steps that can be taken to make improvements.
  • Participants will gain an understanding that a fair and efficient disciplinary process can improve both internal and external relationships and directly impact the community view of the department.