The Leadership and Ethics in Policing program is a series of principles, known as “dynamics,” that are designed to empower law enforcement and public safety officials to be more effective in both their professional and personal lives. The dynamics are packaged in a fast-paced and exciting program that is entertaining, enlightening, and relevant to the challenges facing public safety today. The principles are universal in their application and can strengthen and stabilize relationships within the community, inside the organization, and even family. After implementing Police Dynamics, agencies from around the world have reported an increase in morale, performance, and public support coupled with a decrease in crime, citizen complaints, and ethical failures.
This series of course sessions will help:
- establish common ethical ground on which to build a top-notch law enforcement or public safety agency that serves as an example of personal character and professional integrity. Lasting solutions to organizational problems come when officers and employees internalize positive character traits.
- you learn how to tap into the power of community relationships and focus it on solving the underlying problems that manifest themselves in criminality.
- establish standards around character — which is the first step to building trust in the community, encouraging high standards, strengthening internal relationships, and improving both morale and performance.
- you faithfully represent authorities and remain under their protection — which is the key to avoiding negative consequences, infusing trust into relationships, affecting positive change inside and outside the walls of the agency, generating voluntary compliance with the law, overcoming resistance without force, and avoiding ethical failures.
- address unresolved conflicts which can result in hurt, depression, anger, and jealousy that undermine internal discipline and agency effectiveness; addressing these core emotions is needed to restore renegade officers and stabilize internal relationships.
- examine the judicious exercise of police authority and how to make discretionary decisions based on the principles of good character.
- how to gain voluntary compliance through words, before physical force.
- explore the rationale behind the doctrine of “Interposition of the Lesser Magistrate” and how to exercise it in the midst of a crisis.