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In an attempt to address the future leadership needs of law enforcement organizations nationwide, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) created a leadership and leader development product to serve the growing needs of law enforcement. The result of their work with several notable law enforcement and leadership educators at West Point and the University of Texas was the development of a leadership training program based on the principles of dispersed leadership – the Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO). Dispersed leadership essentially states that every member of an organization can be a leader. Dispersed leadership training produces both the catalyst for change and offers a blueprint for leadership training in law enforcement organizations.
Course content is divided into four areas taught over three weeks of instruction. Each area explores leadership at a different level:
The LPO is designed for supervisory level staff and line personnel on a path to promotion in their agency. A suggested prerequisite for this program is attendance in the Supervisory Institute or similar course work. For an exact schedule of classes, click here. Per POST, registration is limited to four students per agency.
The LPO consists of three weeks of class conducted over three months’ time, one week per month. Please plan to attend all three weeks of this class to successfully complete the training. Prior to the class, you will need to view this video. If the video doesn’t play, you may need to open a different browser and go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hobJX9Lb8g.
Class meets each day 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Limited to 30 POST #MG0019