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Strategic Management for 21st Century Policing

by Southern Police Institute (SPI)

Sep. 14 - 18, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuition:  $795.00
ILEAS Training Center
1701 East Main St.
Urbana, IL 61802
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject areas:

  • Cultural Competency
  • Procedural Justice


All registrations must be made online through the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville.

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This course of study will introduce participants to the key elements of strategically managing a law enforcement agency. A variety of techniques will be covered that will prepare participants to engage in strategic planning and thinking. The instructor will address and facilitate problem-solving management of critical issues, directing agency effectiveness, and encouraging and supporting highly productive staff. Emergency plans and contingency planning in respect to terrorism will also be addressed.

The learning environment and course exercises will be interactive and support maximum class participation, encouraging questions and discussions throughout the five days of training. Each participant will have the opportunity to develop a strategic plan for their agency or build upon an existing plan based on the content of the training.

Participants will be presented with material and instruction designed to facilitate and encourage a positive, developmental, forward-thinking role for leading their agencies through stressful and difficult times. They will be prepared to anticipate and resolve internal organizational problems and those facing their communities. Participants will be better prepared to manage change and respond to new challenges.

OMCP Certificate:  This course is one of four 1-week courses comprising the SPI Organizational Management Certificate Program (OMCP). The four courses may be attended individually or in any combination. However, supervisors who complete all 160 hours of instruction will receive the OMCP Certificate from the Southern Police Institute. All four courses are scheduled to be delivered in Urbana this fall.


  • Introduction to Change Management
  • The Cycles of Planning, Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • “What If” Contingencies: Preparing for Generic and Specific Incidents
  • Using a Case Study to Review Strategic Management and Planning
  • The President’s Task Force Report on 21st Century Policing
  • Applying the 6 Pillars to Community Policing and Crime Reduction
  • Management Skills for Delivering Maximum Effectiveness and Response
  • Organizational Communication and the “Millennials”
  • Motivation and Department Morale
  • Building Your Team to Create an Effective Agency
  • Creating a Strategic Plan
  • Implementing and Achieving Objectives

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Southern Police Institute
University of Louisville