First Line Supervision 3 Day Course
Police leadership has evolved. However, the lack of effective leadership among the first-line supervisors can be destructive for an agency. Almost every major incident with law enforcement can be traced back to the lack of leadership. It does not matter if it is the infamous Rodney King incident, LAPD Rampart CRASH Unit, George Floyd’s death, Memphis TN, or disciplinary issues and citizen complaints at small departments. Supervision is a reactive strategy, while true leadership is proactive. Learn how to effectively lead officers in this new and dynamic environment in today’s Law Enforcement. Officers will discuss and learn the following course objectives.
- Leadership vs Supervision
- Leadership Styles and what works.
- Traits of a Good Leader
- Traits of a bad Leader
- Motivation Subordinates
- Ethical Decision-Making Principals
- Crisis Management and making decisions under stress.
- Disseminating the message from above
- Role of the Supervisor
- Conflict resolution
- Personal Management
- Dealing with difficult employees
- Issuing Discipline
- Supervisor’s Role in Critical Incidents
- Use of Force
- Vehicle Pursuits
- Media relations
- Strategic Thinking
- Sustaining Human Capital
- Communicating expectations to subordinates
- Officer Mental Health and Police Suicide Prevention
- Hot Topics
- Duty to Intervene
Instructor Sgt Eric Smith is a 21-year veteran of the Charleston Police Department. During his 21-year career, Sgt. Smith has received numerous awards and commendations. Before being promoted, Sgt Smith worked as a Detective in the Charleston Police Departments Special Enforcement Unit. A detective with the Criminal Investigation Division during that time Sgt Eric Smith, was assigned to investigate Cold Case Homicide case and then as the Intelligence officer for over 7 years in the Charleston Police Departments Criminal Investigation Division. Upon retiring from the Charleston Police Department, Eric Smith took on the role of Director of Public Safety, where he currently supervises employees over two campuses. Retired Sgt. Eric Smith Currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and is completing the Master of Science in Strategic Leadership program.
The tuition is $450 per student for the three-day class. For more information, please get in touch with KTS Law Enforcement Training at Eric.email@example.com or 304-437-4202.