Online instructor-led course conducted over six consecutive weeks.
This online course will provide an examination of basic supervisory skills required for today’s criminal justice professionals.
Making the difficult transition from line officer to supervisor is not a move to be taken lightly. In order to be successful, a new attitude and new understanding must accompany the new responsibilities that come with the position. This course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and abilities to start your new leadership position with confidence.
As part of the course, we will conduct an in-depth examination of the new skills that are necessary when taking over a line supervision position, such as delegating assignments, evaluating employees, addressing unacceptable behaviors, counseling subordinates, and leading your team. You will be exposed to a wide variety of supervisory functions and progressive philosophies as you network with fellow students from throughout the nation.
Sworn and non-sworn members of criminal justice organizations that are or wish to become line supervisors
IMPORTANT: Required materials will be shipped to you before the first day of class.
Lieutenant Allan Kolak began his law enforcement career in 1996 as a road deputy with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. He obtained employment with the Cape Coral Police Department in May of the following year and is currently assigned as a Watch Commander. Lt. Kolak has also acted in the capacity as Captain in both the Special Operations Bureau and the Professional Standards Bureau. He was instrumental the Department’s Body Worn Camera program and currently oversees the program to include video review, training, and hardware troubleshooting.
Lieutenant Allan Kolak began his law enforcement career in 1996 as a road deputy with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. He joined the Cape Coral Police Department in 1997 and is currently assigned as a Watch Commander. Lt. Kolak has also acted in the capacity as Captain in both the Special Operations Bureau and the Professional Standards Bureau. He was instrumental the Department’s Body Worn Camera program and currently oversees the program to include video review, training, and hardware troubleshooting.
Lt. Kolak has authored a mutual aid agreement, “Multi-Jurisdictional Traffic Task Force”, which encompasses more than fifteen agencies and the Cape Coral Police Department Field Training and Evaluation Program Manual for newly hired officers and newly promoted sergeants. He has conducted numerous Internal Affairs investigations and reviewed all department vehicle damage reports and uses of force.
Lt. Kolak has taught numerous courses for IPTM, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and is a Professional Services Consultant for Axon in the area of Body Worn Cameras and In-car Cameras. He is the D.R.E. Region II Regional Coordinator for the State of Florida, and an instructor in Vehicle Operations, Firearms, TASER CEW, Verbal Defense and Influence, Patrol rifle, OC, and a Force Science Analyst.
Online environment: This course is interactive, instructor-led, and divided into weekly modules. At the end of each week, the current module will close and a new module will open. This way, the entire class progresses through the materials together, just like classroom training. There are no provisions for you to skip modules or work ahead of the rest of the class.
This is not a self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments each week by the deadlines posted within the course. Hence, you must be committed to the course and invest the time necessary for successful completion. You should plan to dedicate an average of five to eight hours per week to the course activities.
The instructors will be available by email and on discussion boards throughout the course. They will be your guides and will assist you with questions and advanced discussions at every step along the way.
Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer is required. The textbook will be either shipped or delivered in an electronic format, so an Amazon Kindle device, or the ability to install the free Amazon Kindle app on a PC, Mac, iPhone, or Android device is needed.
This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.