"Focusing on the artful application of the science of leadership"
A statewide law enforcement community committed to the lifelong study and practice of effective leadership.
To provide training and education on modern behavioral science and leadership theories used by law enforcement leaders to increase credibility with followers and effectiveness within their organizations.
Field Training Leadership
This course will focus on the Field Training Officer’s role as the first level of leadership within a public safety organization. Curriculum and class participation will emphasize learning and application of leadership concepts and skills. Specifically, this course will feature 3 days of leadership instruction provided by AZPOST, and 1-day of instruction provided by the Thin Blue Line of Leadership LLC. focusing on adult learning concepts, decision making, and debriefing scenarios. Course delivery will include power-point presentations, in-class exercises, discussions, and scenario analyses.
Basic Leadership Academy
The Arizona POST Basic Leadership Academy (BLA) contains contemporary leadership principles and concepts for public safety personnel who have recently promoted, or are soon-to-be promoted into a first line supervisory position.
Today more than ever, the public relies on effective public safety. The leader’s role in this is critical to the success of the organizational mission. Making the transition from officer to supervisor is challenging. However, this transition is made easier with an education on the fundamentals of leadership and management.
This course is designed to build industry knowledge and skills to facilitate the transition from a line-level position to leadership in the field of public safety. It will introduce students to the fundamental concepts and skills of professionalism, organizational culture and management, characteristics of effective teams, conflict resolution, motivation, systems-thinking, problem-solving, and leadership as applicable to public safety organizations. Possibly the most important and impactful aspect of this course involves the tools that will be provided to cause self-reflection in each attendee. Purposefully designed with self-examining reflective modules, a detailed workshop on personality profile assessment, as well as directed group discussion driven to challenge one's thought process, this training will provide each student the ability to continuously assess and improve upon their own leadership behavior.
This course will provide the student with 32 hours of Arizona POST credit and will be offered multiple times per year at various sites around Arizona. Please refer to ASSC and our course calendar posted on our AZPOST website for future offerings.
Program Pre-Requisites: Arizona Peace Officer current or future First Line Supervisors
Executive Leadership Program
This course will expose executive-level law enforcement professions to various topics that affect the police culture internally, within the global organization, and in the community. Guest lecturers and professionals representing municipal government, private industry, educational institutions, and the field of mental health will deliver thought provoking content intended to challenge the executive leader in assessing their role in influencing police culture.