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Leadership in Law Enforcement with Dr. Jack Enter


  • Dr. Jack Enter
    Jack Enter and Associates, GA

The law enforcement profession is continuing to face significant challenges in its operational and organizational roles. Unfortunately, one of the more pressing issues facing American law enforcement agencies may be the failure of its supervisors and managers to consistently practice recognized leadership principles that they learn in management training programs. Most supervisors and managers seem to take the “path of least resistance” when dealing with problem employees or in communicating with employees. This “wide road of mediocrity” is believed to be the primary path of most managers and these leadership failures have become a significant form of stress and frustration for the law enforcement culture.

Background Investigations in Law Enforcement


  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC

Public safety professionals tasked with conducting background investigations of would-be employees play a vital if often overlooked, role in the future of an agency.  The department is only as good as its people and, therefore, the task of preventing unqualified applicants from falling through the cracks of the hiring process is as important as any aspect of a public safety agency’s operations.

Tragedy at Sandy Hook: A Law Enforcement Perspective and Lessons Learned


  • Daniel Jewiss

Based upon firsthand knowledge of the incident, Daniel Jewiss, the Lead Investigator, will cover constructive insights and key takeaways of the Sandy Hook School Shooting, which occurred on December 14, 2012, and during which 26 lives were tragically taken.

Keeping the Peace: “Police Response to Organized Protests and Spontaneous Disorder Events”


  • Kenneth Dugger
    Chief Kenneth Dugger (ret.)
  • Scott W. Phillips
    Scott W. Phillips, PhD
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police (Ret.)
  • David W. Linthicum
    Captain Raleigh Police Department (ret.)

Policing in a democratic society requires a balance between individual freedoms and the collective needs of society. This includes the First Amendment rights of a person to protest, and the duties of police agencies to protect property and maintain public order. 

The police response to public protests has changed and improved over time, but the nature of protests has also evolved.  It is important, therefore, that police agencies understand the different protest types so they can appropriately equip the agency with the tools necessary for safely addressing a protest, and train officers to properly respond to these events.

FTO Training: Legal Liability and Best Practices


  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
  • Dan Lind
    Lieutenant Dan Lind, (ret.)

The probationary employment period presents public safety agencies with a unique opportunity to evaluate performance, identify “red flags” and take proactive measures to address misconduct. Agencies depend on Field Training Officers (FTOs) to closely supervise probationary officers, provide corrective feedback and document any fundamental performance issues before the transition to full-time officer and the legal protections that comes with it.

Street Legal©: Reducing Lawsuits and Criminal Charges in Police Work


  • Dawn Parsons
    Criminal Prosecutor, Jackson County

Police officers not only face potential hazards in the line of duty, but they also face serious legal issues for failing to train and supervise officers. In an era of unprecedented transparency, it isn't enough anymore to "let things slide." Today, District Attorneys and Prosecutors face more pressure than ever before to bring criminal charges against police officers for failing to properly train and supervise subordinate officers.

Developing Organizational Performance Leadership