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Developing Law Enforcement Managers   

The course focuses on the development, management and leadership of programs within our public safety community. You will learn a process for developing and implementing projects that can be applied to any social harm or public safety function.

Lectures will provide you with information regarding delegation techniques, decision making, selection/retention, and mentoring strategies. You will learn the manager’s obligation to treat the budget as a business. This process will be examined and you will learn leadership traits that can help build respect among your subordinates. There will be an open discussion of the current issues and concerns that managers may be tasked to address.

As part of the class, you will participate in an exercise that will help you understand your individual management style and identify the environment most conducive to success. In addition, you will be required to collaborate in a small group project to address and incorporate current trends in the workplace.

Topics Include

  • Identifying management styles
  • Transitional and successional leadership
  • Effective organization communication
  • Your role in the agency’s public image
  • Cultural change and generational considerations
  • Public safety budgeting
  • Mentoring and retention strategies
  • Early intervention systems
  • Policy development and accreditation philosophy
  • Trending issues in public safety


This course is designed and customized for law enforcement, public safety managers and line supervisors, middle managers, administrators or civilian personnel with program or project development, leadership and oversight responsibility. You are encouraged to have completed IPTM’s Line Supervision and/or Basic Skills for New Supervisors courses, as this curriculum will build on concepts and strategies previously learned.

Course Length

40 hours

What to Bring

We strongly recommend bringing a laptop with wireless connection, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to fully participate in group activities.

What Our Students Are Saying

  • “Excellent coursework, material, PowerPoint and instructors. Great class!” – M.D.
  • “Not only are the instructors excellent, but also the people this program attracts. I gained a lot of insight from the students as well due to how the instructors facilitated student participation.” – M.I.
  • “Great class. Very useful.” – F.H.
  • “The instructors were very engaging and personable. Great eye contact and group interaction. The information regarding communication techniques was very beneficial.” – J.B.
  • “Retaking the DISC revealed how my assessment has shifted over the years.” – W.U.
  • “It really makes you think like a manager.” – M.F.
  • “This was really excellent and more useful than I expected! Very practical and timely material for those on a supervisory track. Interesting and fun!” – Det. L.P.




Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Ground transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. Special rates have been negotiated at select hotels in Jacksonville for IPTM students. For more information, please visit our Locations/Lodging page or call us at (904) 620-4786.