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LEF Training & Education Programs

The Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. has developed, and continues to develope, a variety of projects to provide training and education to our law enforcement and communities in Ohio.  Click on the green buttons below to see a description on any one of our projects, and to hault the rotation of the descriptions just click inside any one of the projects you wish to read about.

Program Descriptions

steplogoSupervisor Training and Education Program (STEP) – 2004 to Present

SUPERVISOR COMPETENCIES

Law enforcement subject matter experts have selected the competencies or skills included in the curriculum of STEP. The titles of the topics reflect these competencies. Through education, training and on-the-job practice, improvement in these areas can be accomplished within six months.

SUPERVISOR PERSONALITY ATTRIBUTES

Subject matter experts also prioritized personality or behavioral attributes related to a successful first line supervisor. Research indicates that it takes 12-18 months after an intervention such as STEP for the participant to demonstrate a change in behavior. Instructors will give emphasis to these attributes: attitude, confidence, dependability, emotional stability, fairness, integrity, motivation/ambition, patience, objectivity, team-focus and quality.

COURSE DELIVERY

STEP covers 14 learning modules where supervisory and management theory is translated into professional practice. In-class sessions will be interactive discussions with the instructors using lecture, breakout teams and case studies. Participants will be asked to bring their specific immediate issue or question to class. Instructors will give selected read/think or write/think out-of-class assignments.

INSTRUCTORS

Instructors who teach in STEP are recognized as excellent classroom discussion facilitators. Both sworn and non-sworn, they have been selected for their expertise and experience in meeting the challenges of the first line supervisor.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

As officers enter the position of supervisor, they must change and adapt to meet the new job and organizational requirements. The transition requires a new orientation from doing things as an officer to the recognition that the supervisor must get work done through other people. The transition requires an understanding of the expectations and role of the supervisor in the overall department. Without help, few are capable of making the quantum leap from being an officer to performing a very different and difficult job. STEP is designed for first-line supervisors promoted within the last two years.

For more information about STEP CLICK HERE

pelcPolice Executive Leadership College (PELC) – 1987 to Present

Over 2000+ students have graduated from the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) program since its origin in 1987 to present.

The Police Executive Leadership College (PELC, pronounced “pelk”) is a three week course presenting key executives leadership topics.

It is based on the premise that leadership skills can be learned and that given the opportunity for feedback and practice, executives can substantially improve their abilities to lead.

PELC provides executives with one of those rare moments in their professional careers to learn how to practically apply leadership concepts. It is an intensive learning experience focused on leadership skills vital to long term personal success and change in the organization — both for the benefit of the community.

History – The mission of the Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. is to develop working partnerships for the common concerns of business and police executives to foster the values of good citizenship; to enhance the prospects of secure communities; and to brighten the future through constructive social change within each Ohio community. The Executive Institute is a part of the Foundation. Its goal is to provide law enforcement executives with innovative and in-depth educational opportunities. The Police Executive Leadership College was developed to meet this goal.

Vision – For the benefit of serving the safety and security needs of their communities, Ohio will develop law enforcement executives with an excellence in leadership including the ability to anticipate and manage changes

Mission – The Police Executive Leadership College is to provide law enforcement executive with a unique and innovative leadership educational program geared towards today’s demands and tomorrow’s needs.

Goals – By the year 2006, in Ohio’s 799 Police Departments:

50% of the 799 Chiefs will be PELC graduates (N = 400),
75% of the 505 Upper Command officers will be PELC graduates (N = 379),
50% of the 988 Lieutenants will be PELC graduates (N = 494),
18% of the 2704 Sergeants will be PELC graduates (N = 487).

For more information about PELC CLICK HERE

cleelogoCertified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) – 1996 to Present

Four Hundred Fifteen (415) students have graduated from the Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) program since its origin in 1996.

THE PROGRAM

The program’s primary purpose is to increase and certify professional competence. Ohio’s CLEE Program is the standard by which all other state’s certification programs are measured. The eight instructional modules are presented by nationally recognized experts from academia, the corporate sector, and private consulting organizations. Graduate credit can be arranged through Tiffin University in criminal justice.

THE CURRICULUM

The CLEE curriculum includes eight content modules identified by successful law enforcement executives as essential for meeting today’s demands and tomorrow’s needs in law enforcement management and leadership. Modules in Ethics and Change Management form the core of the curriculum, with others addressing Vision, Mission and GUIDING PRINCIPLES,HUMAN RESOURCES ANF TEAM FACILITATION, Planning, Interpersonal Skills, POLICE BUDGETING and Resource Allocation, and Managing the INTERNAL AND External Environment. The curriculum is dynamic and continually evaluated and changed to meet emerging needs and issues. Mastering the curriculum involves significant self study, four two day “in-residence” study days in Columbus, an examination or case study for each module, and the oral presentation of a final Capstone Project developed over the course of the 12 month program. The Capstone Project requires the application of concepts and principles learned in each of the eight modules to a self-selected law enforcement LEADERSHIP AND management problem.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

CLEE is designed for Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs, and upper command level staff, who wish to certify and increase their professional competency, management, and leadership skills, or to prepare to move onto positions of greater responsibility.

For more information about CLEE CLICK HERE

dareohlogoDARE Ohio – Drug Abuse Resistance Education

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program is an internationally recognized, model program created in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

D.A.R.E. provides students from kindergarten through high school with the skills necessary to recognize and resist pressures to experiment with drugs and to avoid gangs and violence. Lessons emphasize self-esteem, decision making, interpersonal communications skills, the consequences of drug abuse, conflict resolution and positive alternatives to substance abuse.

The most important facet of D.A.R.E. is the use of specially trained police officers to deliver the curriculum within the schools. Police Officers are accepted as authorities on drug abuse, as they deal with drug abuse and its consequences on a daily basis.

In order to be certified to instruct D.A.R.E., a police officer is first interviewed by a panel of police executives, D.A.R.E. Officers and school administrators. If approved, the officer must then complete two weeks (80 hours) of intensive training by Ohio’s accredited Training Center.

Ohio’s D.A.R.E. program is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Foundation, and the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services.

Officers are trained by the Law Enforcement Foundation. The Law Enforcement Foundation has the sole permission to train D.A.R.E. Officers in Ohio.

The DARE Officer Training is administered by The Law Enforcement Foundation and funded by The Law Enforcement Foundation and additional sponsors.

For more information about DARE Ohio CLICK HERE

ALICE Training Institute
Alert * Lockdown * Inform * Counter * Evacuatee Resistance Education

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Law Enforcement Foundation is pleased to present The ALICE Training Institute’s Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate (ALICE) program, which will enable corporations to provide training that will empower employees and increase their chances of survival. In the same way you post evacuation routes, stock first aid cabinets, make Automatic External Defibrillators available, and train for a variety of emergency situations, we invite you to consider that this training be a part of your standard emergency training program.

ALICE Training incorporates physical practice drills and mental preparedness tactics to understand the mindset of disgruntled individuals. Program participants learn the following:

  • Historical perspective on active shooter/violent intruder cases
  • The difference between the ALICE concept and typical responses
  • How to recognize potential threats
  • Common sense strategies to increase survivability
  • How to successfully implement strategies
Why Is Citizen Preparation Necessary?

Corporations are highly visible where aggressive behavior is all too common and violent intruders may choose to attack. When faced with an active shooter or violent intruder of any kind, the ALICE Program prepares corporate employees to respond appropriately.

ALICE’s comprehensive approach uses strategies that incorporate environmental design, technology, communication, law enforcement response, and the commonly missing link—ACTION—by those in immediate danger. Anyone working in a corporate environment is vulnerable to an act of violence perpetrated by a disgruntled employee, angry customer, angry partner or spouse of an employee, or an aggressor just looking for east targets.

Schedule Your Corporate Training Session Today!

For further information or if you would like to schedule a training, Please Contact: Donna Braxton
614-761-9479 or
donna.braxton@oacp.org

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ALICE Training was developed by Greg Crane, a former SWAT officer and high school and college educator, along with his wife Lisa Crane, a retired educator and school administrator with 30 years of experience. With their combined expertise, the Cranes developed a response system that can be easily tailored to suit the needs of a variety of institutions, based on facility size and age of participants.

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