POLEX Learning Objectives

Principles of Leadership

  • Problem-based learning
  • Emotional Intelligence (E.I.), why is it important? How does it affect you?
  • Examining emotional leadership
  • Explore police meta-leadership
  • Leadership styles
  • Leadership challenges in a changing environment
  • Assumption of command
  • Internal communication and networking in policing
  • Technology innovations and change in law enforcement
  • Preparing for the future

Managing Public Relations in Policing

  • What is public information?
  • Media relations vs. public relations
  • Management’s role in marketing
  • Social Media as a public relations tool
  • Steps of a comprehensive public/media relations plan
  • Ethical considerations in media and public relations
  • Public information in a small department
  • Develop a public relations/communication strategy for the department.

Managing Liability

  • Define liability as it relates to law enforcement.
  • Identify your responsibility as a law enforcement supervisor/commander.
  • Identify areas that are commonly subject to civil liability.
  • List actions that lead to liability cases.
  • Identify the three major cases involving internal affairs investigations.
  • Formulate a model off-duty conduct and employment policy.
  • Develop ideas on how a discipline matrix may be used in your agency.
  • Create strategies that reduce civil actions against the department.
  • Identify potential liability areas.
  • Devise systems that can estimate the probability that a negative occurrence may happen.
  • Develop guidelines to determine how liability mitigation will be evaluated for success.

Organizational Development

  • Create a mission, purpose, and vision statement for a division/unit within your agency.
  • Identify how your agency views integrity within the community.
  • Identify major Divisions in a police agency and evaluate their interdependency.
  • Create objectives relating to organizational development within your agency.
  • Identify opportunities and threats that face your agency.
  • Create an organizational strategy for your agency.
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of each level of sworn officer within your agency.
  • Develop ideas to mitigate attitudinal phenomena.
  • Create values of how you will evaluate your organizational strategy.