Leadership for Front Line Supervisors

Course Description

This two-day class focuses on how to be the best front-line leader you can be. Leadership is much different than management.  Understand that your Sergeant stripes never make you a leader.  Your ability to lead is based on your level of dedication to your team and the relationships you build.


  • Leadership versus Management
  • Are you born with leadership skills or can they be forged?
  • What is a Positional Leader?
  • Influence versus Manipulation
  • First your Friends – Now your Subordinates
  • Leading with Subordinates, Peers, and Bosses
  • Let them win
  • Followership
  • Listen first then decide
  • Why is time on your side?
  • Love and Accountability
  • Leadership growth – How is it accomplished?


Captain Mike Schentrup has over 23 years experience as a law enforcement professional, with a major emphasis on criminal investigation.  Numerous years spent as an avid learner of leadership and over 10 years implementing these principles as a front line leader. Captain Schentrup has taught all over the southeast United States.