North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Leadership Development for Law Enforcement Managers

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Law enforcement managers and first-line supervisors who are responsible for directing and managing law enforcement personnel in their daily activities.

Course Goals:

To provide the student with information that will help them develop leadership skills and the ability to recognize behavior that is detrimental to effective leadership.  This course will also give the participant clear cut strategies to manage and direct change in their organizations and incorporate mission focus to achieve goals and team build.

Course Objectives:

► List and explain the qualities of an effective leader.

► Describe the concepts of ethical leadership, credible leadership and servant leadership.
► Recognize and describe the behaviors of non-leadership.
► List and explain the “Laws of Leadership.”
► Describe the practices of effective leaders.
► Explain the method and importance of being able to successfully manage change in organizations.
► Describe the use of mission statements and core values in directing the behavior of individual officers.
► Recognize and describe the difference in leadership theory as opposed to traditional management.  
► Describe the concept of principle-based leadership.  
► List and describe the strategies that can take an organization from average to excellence.  
► List and explain the effective steps of team building.  
► Recognize and describe the concept of Emotional Intelligence.
► Demonstrate and understand the importance of effective communication, successful conflict resolution and handling mistakes made.
► Define and describe the importance of setting measurable goals.


This course employs lecture, discussion, practical exercise and video synopsis to present the lesson material. This course is structured around Problem-Based Learning and involves group assignments.  

Special Concerns:

Students will need to bring a uniform for one practical exercise. Some knowledge in the use of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint will be helpful. Some night work is required.


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Length of Course:

Five days - 40 hours