This course is a high-energy, 40-hour course focusing on the first-line supervisor and mid-manager. It introduces The Leadership Test©, The Seven Layers of Success©, and the DISC© as tools that will improve the skills and abilities of supervisors and managers to both manage and lead within the drug task force unit. There is an emphasis on defining the difference between leadership and management and identifying their separate skill sets and exercises to apply that to day-to-day role. Tools are provided that will assist participants to work more effectively as developers within their units of both individuals as well as their respective teams.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Define paradigms and paradigm shifts related to their role as a leader of people.
  • Accept responsibility for their personal leadership development.
  • Influence the value and belief system of those they lead.
  • Distinguish leadership, management, leader, and manager roles within the drug task force unit.
  • Describe how the “Leadership Test” will improve the decision-making process as both a leader and manager.
  • Use the DISC© tool to assess communication and management styles as well as predict and assign productive teams.
  • Identify when intervention is needed and provide corrective strategies for group behavior.
  • Use the DISC© to better understand and solve relationship or productivity problems.
  • Establish the absolute dependent relationship between liability management and quality super- vision while explaining the relationship of managers and supervisors to each component of the Seven Layers of Success©.
  • Explain the importance of leadership to implement the Seven Layers of Success© and liability defense.
  • Identify the four reasons narcotic officers fail in their operational performance.
  • Illustrate how The Seven Layers of Success© will minimize the four reasons for failure.
  • Explain the importance of policy and procedure to the narcotic officer’s performance.
  • Provide a means for narcotics supervisors to assess a properly written policy and procedure.
  • Describe the importance of training to successful performance for individual narcotics officer and drug task force team.
  • Define and explain the concept of “Training in Context” for the narcotics officer.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history of law enforcement liability.
  • Explain how the plaintiff attacks on five separate fronts probing for specific weaknesses while historically we have only prepared for one front.
  • Explain how the Seven Layers of Success© acts as a defense against a plaintiff’s Five Front Attack against the narcotics officer and narcotics unit.
  • Discuss a means of evaluating narcotics officers actions for potential seriousness of liability.
  • Explain the Leadership Test© and the George Patton and Sam Walton Defense as a means of thwarting “The Lawyer’s Lie” that it is always “cheaper to settle.”

Prerequisites: None.

Course Length: 5 days/40 hours.

Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military.