Seminar Title

Meeting the Leadership Challenges of Law Enforcement "First Line Supervision"

Dates of Events

02/14/2023 through 02/16/2023

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Last Updated: 11/29/2022
Instructor(s): Ken Hilte
Location: Platte County Resource Center - 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO 64153
Course Registration Fee: $350
Instructor Bio
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Ken Hilte
Ken Hilte is a law enforcement professional with over 35 years’ experience. 
He is a retired Commander from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) in Colorado Springs where he led the largest division within the 800-person Office. He’s held assignments throughout the EPSO to include Patrol, Detentions, and Administration, but he considers the highlight of his career the time he spent as the Major Crimes Lieutenant. During those six years, his team achieved a 100% homicide clearance rate, while identifying a cold case serial killer and securing a “no-body” murder conviction. 
Ken is a FBI Leadership Fellow and served as a visiting instructor to the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, where he taught leadership to the National Academy, various Command Colleges throughout the United States and the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary. He’s a graduate of DEA’s Drug Unit Commanders Academy and the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar. 
Ken is a retired criminal justice college professor as well and concluded his career in higher education as the police chief for Pikes Peak Community College where he oversaw four campuses and 20,000 students. 
He has returned to the EPSO as an Inspector assigned to their Professional Standards / Internal Affairs Unit where he investigates allegations of wrong doing and poor performance in addition to conducting unit audits / inspections and critical incident reviews.  
Ken earned his masters degree from Troy University and his bachelors from Colorado State University – Pueblo and  has been published in IACP’s “Police Chief,” NSA’s “Sheriff,” and ACA’s “American Jails” magazines, as well as some textbooks.    
He is an Air Force veteran.  He and his wife Tammy live in Colorado Springs. 
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Leadership is not an easy task in the best of times but in the challenging times currently in law enforcement we will look at key principles all leaders should strive for as they prepare to make a difference in their law enforcement organization, especially under the current public scrutiny. This presentation will focus on individuals who are students of leadership and want to grow as individual leaders addressing their motivation for achieving and maintaining a high level of professionalism and leadership skills utilizing ethical decision-making.

At the completion of this course, class participants will:
· Recognize the overwhelming need for leadership in law enforcement today.
· Understand that the traits and characteristics of good leadership are learned rather than inherent.
· Recognize that Federal Law, state laws, agency policies and today’s work force place boundaries on the behavior of modern day supervisors.
· Develop an understanding of different personalities, their strengths, weaknesses, priorities and fears, in both themselves and others, so as to become a more effective leader.
· Identify different theories and styles of leadership and recognize their usefulness dependent upon the situation and work dynamic.
· Develop an understanding of how the values of different generations and cultures have affected the dynamics of the modern work place.
· Recognize the human dynamics of “change” and how to both successfully manage and implement it.
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