Dynamic of Authority

Dynamic of Authority
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded January 26, 2016
Unit 1 Slidedeck
Unit 2 Video


The Dynamic of Authority is the cornerstone of the Police Dynamics program. Virtually every instance of police misconduct results from officers operating “out from under” the principle of authority. The essence of integrity is “being who you represent yourself to be.” Professional officers have learned to faithfully represent their authorities without letting their egos get in the way. All of the lawful authority necessary to accomplish the police mission has been delegated to our officers. This training session explores the consequences of officers “giving away” this lawful authority by resorting to ego-power. Then presents practical steps to professionally exercise lawful authority in such a way as to build trust, generate voluntary compliance with the law, and prevent ethical failures.

During this webinar you will learn:

  • The relationship between integrity and authority;
  • How to professionally exercise lawful authority;
  • How to build trust and generate voluntary compliance with the law


** This webinar has been certified by the National Sheriffs' Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units through your POST. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Paid subscribers that attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Sheriffs' Association logo.
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