Front-Line Leadership for Law Enforcement

May 9, 2024

This online course 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. This online course is an 8 hour in-person equivalent.

Check out the 2-day in person class here.

Topics Include

  • 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?

Introduction Video

Michael Schentrup

Captain Mike Schentrup retired in 2021 as a Bureau Commander for the Gainesville (FL) Police Department, where he had worked for almost 25 years. The majority of his career was spent in investigative units, including major case detective, gang and burglary unit sergeant, and ultimately the division commander for detectives. Captain Schentrup taught extensively in various investigative fields and is the owner/lead trainer of Advanced Police Concepts, LLC (AdvancePoliceConcepts.com). In 2020, he established the APC Online Academy, to bring the investigative curriculum to those who are unable to travel. Captain Schentrup is an accomplished instructor in both in-person and virtual formats. He is an adjunct master instructor for law enforcement for the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence and is a member of its statewide policy group. Captain Schentrup was part of End Violence Against Women’s Cadre of Experts from 2019-2023, where he instructed on trauma informed response and assisted with content development. Check out his LinkedIn here.