Penn State’s Justice and Safety Institute (JASI) has been providing its Police Executive Development (POLEX) training program on a national basis for more than 20 years. Transitioning into a command position can seem overwhelming. POLEX is 10-day course designed to provide new and experienced commanders with a problem-based approach to resolving challenges. This intensive course places an emphasis on the development of skills and abilities in all sectors of police management.
Attendees will examine the challenges of assuming command and how to prepare for the future, learn that a high percentage of disciplinary actions are compromised by improper documentation and training, and identify liability issues in areas such as negligent assignment, retention, and training. This course examines the importance of internal communication and networking within the agency and how it relates to a professional and productive agency.
POLEX contains group activities that encourage collaboration between attending agencies to help commanders discover the problems faced by their peers and develop ways to mitigate issues and promote esprit de corps within their agency.
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