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Canceled: Police Executive Development (POLEX)

Co-sponsor: Lincoln University Police Department

When: May 4, 2020 – May 15, 2020, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Lincoln University, 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, PA 19352
Cost: $1,240.00
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Course Description

MPOETC Credits: 61.0

Penn State’s Justice and Safety Institute (JASI) has been providing its Police Executive Development (POLEX) training program on a national basis for several years, and the need for such training clearly remains. POLEX is designed to aid law enforcement supervisors and managers in their transition into positions of greater leadership and responsibility. This newly remodeled and flexible program highlights vital tools necessary to help make law enforcement professionals an integral and productive part of the management team.

JASI is pleased to partner with our co-sponsor to offer this innovative, interactive, and informative program to aid in the development of law enforcement professionals everywhere. This intensive course places an emphasis on the development of skills and abilities in all sectors of police management. All of our courses are instructed by current practitioners or recently retired executives. Key concepts and topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Key Concepts for POLEX
Key Concepts Topics
Principles of leadership
  • Leadership case study
  • Assumption of command
Managing public relations in policing
  • Ethical considerations in media and public relations
  • Steps of a comprehensive public/media relations plan
Managing liability
  • Accountability and key federal cases
  • Risk analysis
Organizational development
  • Case studies
  • Strategic planning process
Class summary exercises
  • Take-away exercise
  • Evaluations and certificates

View program learning objectives.


Course: Canceled: Police Executive Development (POLEX) (Course Description)
When: May 4, 2020 – May 15, 2020, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Lincoln University, 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, PA 19352

Registration is closed. Please join the waiting list.