Seminar Title

Mastering the Leadership Challenges of Law Enforcement

Dates of Events

08/07/2023 through 08/11/2023

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Last Updated: 05/31/2023
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell, Ken Hilte
Location: Lafayette Police Department - 900 East University, Lafayette, LA 70503
Course Registration Fee: $550
Instructor Bio
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Steve Campbell
Stephen Campbell began his law enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department which employs 500 sworn officers and retired after 28 years at the rank of Major, Chief of Detectives. He has conducted over 115 homicide investigations and dozens of suicides, accidental and natural causes death investigations.
Steve has been a Law Enforcement Trainer and Consultant with the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute for thirteen years.
Steve is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) at Boston University. He is a graduate of the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Roger Williams University, Bristol RI and a Master of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Salve Regina University, Newport RI.

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:
Course Objectives:
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.
Supervising a Toxic Officer:
There is nothing more difficult than trying to supervise an officer who dislikes everything about their career and wants to make the supervisor and everyone they work with miserable. These officers create an excuse for everything that happens to them and it’s always everyone else’s fault but their own. Toxic officers are normally non-performing or under performing and can be a great source of liability for the supervisor and agency.
Winning Leadership:
Everyone wants to be a winner but regardless of what profession you are in, whether you are an athlete or a law enforcement supervisor, every great supervisor/leader has one thing in common - PRACTICE. This block will provide both new supervisors and longtime administrators with a daily practice “workout” to make them a WINNING leader.
Supervisors - “Why Are We Getting Sued”:
Over the past decade, law enforcement has been confronted with increasing public scrutiny leading to litigation. One of the claims by plaintiffs’ attorneys is that the supervisor failed to supervise his or her officer, which created the officer’s negligence or misconduct. This block of instruction will provide you with the knowledge that every supervisor/leader should have to help prevent liability while also enhancing officer performance.
Investigating Citizen Complaints:
Every supervisor has been confronted by a citizen who alleges that the officer has mistreated them, used poor language, or made sexual overtures and they want to talk to a supervisor. It is important for supervisors to know how to receive a complaint, properly investigate the complaint, resolve the complaint, or turn the complaint over to Internal Affairs.
Characteristics of Great Leaders: This block will explore how great leaders accept responsibility, show and get great work ethics, and set achievable goals.
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