Northeast Counterdrug Training Center

Leading and Managing a Task Force Unit

Course Description:

This course was developed to enable leaders—and developing leaders—of drug task force units to devise proactive strategies to improve the operation of their organization. The course will enhance their ability to supervise and lead a drug task force unit. The course is designed to provide guidance, share best practices, and elicit student participation. This course will use lecture, group discussion, individual activities, case studies, and small-group breakout activities to identify and illustrate best practices needed to effectively lead and manage a drug task force unit.

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

  1. Define paradigms and paradigm shifts related to their role as a leader of people.  
  2. Accept responsibility for their personal leadership development.  
  3. Influence the value and belief system of those they lead.  
  4. Distinguish leadership, management, leader, and manager roles within the drug task force unit.  
  5. Describe how the “Leadership Test” will improve the decision-making process as both a leader and manager in a drug task force unit.   
  6. Use the DISC© tool to assess communication and management styles as well as predict and assign productive task force teams.  
  7. Identify when intervention is needed and provide corrective strategies for group behavior.  
  8. Use the DISC© to better understand and solve relationship or productivity problems.  
  9. Establish the absolute dependent relationship between liability management and quality supervision while explaining the relationship of managers and supervisors to each component of the Seven Layers of Success©.  
  10. Explain the importance of leadership to implement the Seven Layers of Success© and liability defense.  
  11. Identify the four reasons narcotic officers fail in their operational performance.  
  12. Illustrate how The Seven Layers of Success© will minimize the four reasons for failure.  
  13. Explain the importance of policy and procedure to the narcotic officer’s performance.  
  14. Provide a means for narcotics supervisors to assess a properly written policy and procedure.  
  15. Describe the importance of training to successful performance for individual narcotics officer and drug task force team.  
  16. Define and explain the concept of “Training in Context” for the narcotics officer.  
  17. Demonstrate an understanding of the history of law enforcement liability.  
  18. Explain how the plaintiff attacks on five separate fronts probing for specific weaknesses while historically we have only prepared for one front.  
  19. 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.  
  20. Discuss a means of evaluating narcotics officers’ actions for potential seriousness of liability.  

Course Length: 3 days / 24 hours

Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military

There are no future events scheduled for this course.