Police Supervisory Role
in the 21st Century

Police Supervisory Role in the 21st Century (PSR21C)                 

This 100-hour supervisory course delivers the fundamental skills new supervisors and experienced supervisors, who have not completed formal supervisory training, need to be successful.  The course focuses on the role and function of the first-line supervisor in law enforcement agencies/organizations and it builds a solid introduction to management-level decision making. The course is designed to provide the foundation for the upwardly mobile supervisor in their agency/organization.

 Course Content Areas:

  • Navigating the Transition to Supervisor
  • Evolution of Modern Police Management
  • The DISC Model of Human Behavior
  • Supportive Supervision: Team Leadership
  • Leadership Tenets
  • Principled Policing: Police-Community Relationships
  • Principled Policing: Cultural Competence
  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Seminar: Current Issues in Policing
  • Persons with Mental Illness/Behavioral Health Challenges
  • Trauma-Informed Response
  • Police Culture and Stress
  • Ethical Survival
  • Legal Update for Supervisors
  • Liability Issues for Supervisors
  • Social Media: Your Responsibilities
  • Investigating Use of Force for Field Supervisors

Course topics and content may change or be modified from time to time, ensuring that topics are recent and relevant, to address emerging issues impacting policing and provide the most up-to-date information meeting the current needs of law enforcement leaders. 

Course Format – The course consists of three traditional classroom modules, Internet-based instructional modules, selected article reviews, textbook readings, and writing assignments. In addition to classroom discussions, this course provides participants with the opportunity to network with supervisory staff members from other agencies. In order to partake in PSR21C successfully, all participants are required to have access to a laptop computer for daily use.

Prerequisites – Applicants must be sworn law enforcement officers or law enforcement support personnel employed by a local, state or federal agency who have first-line supervisory responsibilities (implementing agency procedures and supervising/evaluating personnel) or who are preparing for advancement to a supervisory position within six months. 

Reference Text (Not Required) – 

  • Effective Police Supervision, More, H. W. and Miller, L. S., LexisNexis, 5thEdition (2007) ISBN 1-59345-331-0

Required Reading – 

  • The Bottom Line – A Management Primer for First Line Law Enforcement Supervisors, Meister, Arthur P., Telemachus Press (2016) ISBN 978-1-942899-82-2, this book will be supplied

Tuition Free, administrative cost $250

Dates & Location 

  • Module 1: Sept 16 – 20, 2019
  • Module 2: Oct 14 – 18, 2019
  • Module 3: Nov 18 – 24, 2019
Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center

2007 N Civic Center Way
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

Registration deadline is August 23, 2019 or until the class is full.