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Leadership in Police Organizations (LP0)

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Leadership in Police Organizations (LP0)

January 13 @ 8:00 am - March 13 @ 5:00 pm


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:

  • Area I: The Individual System (Leading Individuals) features the concepts of individual motivation with an emphasis on the leader’s thought process which is a problem-solving approach to resolving some of the most common personnel issues that leaders face and the fundamental process that supports each lesson throughout the three-week course.
  • Area II: The Group System (Leading Groups) builds on the previous week, adding concepts of group formation and process, as well as an overview of several critical skills necessary for leading groups.
  • Area III: The Leadership System (The Leaders) explores theories of individual leadership and how students can improve their effectiveness with their people and teams.
  • Area IV: The Organizational System (Leading Organizations) focuses on organizational concepts such as leading change, creating and maintaining an ethical culture, and better understanding the environment in which organizations work.

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.

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. Per POST rule, each agency is permitted up to four participants.

Class meets each day 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.      Limited to 30          POST #MG0019


January 13 @ 8:00 am
March 13 @ 5:00 pm


El Paso EOC Building
3755 Mark Dabling Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80915-3407 United States
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County Sheriffs of Colorado
kpendergraft@csoc.org or lbrady@csoc.org
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