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Police Executive Development (POLEX) – Advanced

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Course Description

Prerequisite: Police Executive Development (POLEX)

Advanced POLEX is Penn State’s highest level executive development course. Since 2020, there have been many challenges for law enforcement. Prosecution of police officers and calls for defunding the police have been the top news stories worldwide. These events have forced many law enforcement executives to do more, with less resources and personnel. Other executives are looking for answers on how the culture of their agency enhances community relationships, ensures transparency, and promotes accountability.

Advanced POLEX is a 10-day course designed to address the issues law enforcement faces in these difficult times. This intensive course includes pre-course readings and assignments that are topic-specific. The product of these assignments provides insights and ideas that will be shared with other law enforcement partners in the class, creating a rich problem-solving environment.

Advanced POLEX contains group activities that encourage collaboration between attending agencies to help commanders identify potential risks and develop planning strategies to have stronger relationships with their communities, while supporting their personnel.

Key Concepts for Advanced POLEX
Key Concepts Topics
Advanced leadership
  • Leadership case study
  • Assumption of command
Performance mentoring
  • Identification of problem employees
  • Intervention measures
  • Outline a Performance Mentoring Program for your agency
Culture
  • Predominate cultures
  • Sub-cultures
  • Organizational culture model
Community relationships for success
  • Community policing vs. relationship policing
  • Challenges and solutions for relationship engagement
Class summary exercises
  • Pre-course readings/report
  • Exercises build and connect with each module
  • Specific to your agency

Upcoming Courses

Co-sponsor: Allegheny County Police Academy
When: March 13, 2023 – March 24, 2023
Where: 700 West Ridge Dr, Allison Park, PA
Co-sponsor: Quakertown Police Department
When: April 17, 2023 – April 28, 2023
Where: 35 North 3rd St, Quakertown, PA
When: April 17, 2023 – April 28, 2023
Where: Virtual Course (Zoom)