Front-Line Leadership for Law Enforcement

Effective front-line leadership is essential for law enforcement agencies to function efficiently and effectively. Front-line leaders are responsible for managing and guiding the performance of their team members, as well as setting a positive example for others to follow.

Front-line leadership requires a combination of strong interpersonal skills, strategic thinking, and the ability to make tough decisions under pressure. It is not about simply holding a rank or title, but about earning the respect and trust of your team through your actions and dedication to their success.

In this course, we will explore the key components of effective front-line leadership in law enforcement, including building and maintaining positive relationships with team members, setting clear goals and expectations, providing constructive feedback and support, and leading by example. We will also discuss the importance of continuous learning and professional development for front-line leaders, as well as strategies for managing stress and maintaining mental and physical health.

By the end of this course, participants will have a clear understanding of the role and responsibilities of front-line leaders in law enforcement and the skills and strategies needed to excel in this important role.

The course is completely online and your team can work at their own pace and at their own time. There are 8 learning sessions, along with 12 short answer questions and a quiz at the end. The students will have two weeks to complete the course. This is an 8 hour equivalent course.

Topics include:

  • Why is Trust the most vital attribute in Leadership.
  • First your Friends – Now your Subordinates.
  • Critical Conversations with Employees.
  • Don’t let your ego get in the way!
  • Admit when you’re Wrong and Let them Win.
  • Leadership versus Management.
  • Accountability versus Micromanagement.
  • Coaching and Mentoring.
  • Influence versus Manipulation.
  • Leading with Subordinates, Peers, and Bosses.
  • Leadership growth – How is it accomplished?

Retired Captain Mike Schentrup will facilitate this course.  Check out his LinkedIn here.