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Why attend/Who should Apply?   *   Upcoming Class Schedule   *   Course Modules   *   Expectations
Application Information   *   Scholarships   *   College Credits

PELC is a three – week executive leadership training program spread out over three months each session. PELC 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 law enforcement 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.

If you are a law enforcement executive who wants to improve your leadership skills to enhance your career, PELC may be just for you. In addition, if you are interested in furthering your academic education by attending a higher educational program, several Ohio universities provide undergraduate college credits for PELC graduates.

PELC is designed for Police Chiefs, Private Sector Security Executives, and Command-Level staff who are willing and able to devote time away from their agencies to improve their leadership skills. The course is designed for law enforcement executives from all size agencies or companies. The key qualities that a student should possess are: the willingness to explore new concepts, openness to challenge preconceived ideas, and commitment to improve his/her leadership skills.

Admission is by application from the individual and required a statement of nomination from the applicant’s top administrator. Application and Guidelines information is below on this page, or upon request by calling 614-761-9479 or by writing to the Law Enforcement Foundation.

Minimum Qualifications of Applicant:
Minimum qualifications for admission to the Police Executive Leadership College include personal and job-related criteria:

The applicant must: 

  • hold a chief executive position in a law enforcement agency/company, or occupy a law enforcement management position which demonstrably includes full-time permanent responsibility to supervise full-time personnel, and has the ability to influence policy or impact the operation of the company or agency.
  • complete the P.E.L.C application form; an application returned with unanswered questions will not be considered.
  • provide a statement of nomination and commitment from the applicant’s administrator. (see section IV)

PELC Session Dates: Spring 2018 - Fall 2019

Spring (2018)
Orientation Lunch: Feb. TBD
March 12-16
April 9-13
May 14-18

Fall (2018)
Orientation Lunch: Aug. TBD
September 10-14
October 8-12
November 12-16

Spring (2019)
Orientation Lunch: Feb. TBD
March 11-15
April 8-12
May 13-17

Fall (2019)
Orientation Lunch: Aug. TBD
September 9-13
October 7-11
November 11-15

Course Modules

Executive Role
Excellence in Management
Risk Management
Leadership Assessment
Community Leadership Structure – Part I
Problem Solving
Executive Leadership
Employee Motivation

Communication & Executive Performance
Effective Written Communication
Ethics & Principle Based Leadership
Social Media
Media Management

Conflict Management
Community Leadership Structure – Part II
Officer Wellness
COPTALK – Panel of Chiefs
Leadership for a Lifetime:  How the Past Prepares Us for the Future

PELC Academic Expectations

In order to graduate from the Police Executive Leadership College, the student must:

  • Attend all training sessions.
  • Receive a passing grade of at least 70% on three papers that are submitted for evaluation and grade to the PELC grader.
  • Receive a passing grade of at least 70% on three weekly tests of instructor modules.
  • Receive satisfactory evaluation for the written portfolio and community assessment assignments.
  • Participate in the three team presentations.
  • Successfully deliver three speeches, including: impromptu, critical issue impacting on the agency, and capstone speech on change for the agency.
  • Complete journal assignments per the guidelines.
  • Read all required readings.
  • Pass three weekly tests on the learning modules.
  • Complete any other assignments given by the instructors.

PELC Application & Guidelines

  • CLICK HERE to download the application, complete and mail or fax back to:
    Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc.
    PELC Application
    6277 Riverside DR., 2N
    Dublin, OH 43026

  • CLICK HERE to download MS WORD version of the application.
    INSTRUCTIONS For MS WORD version: You will need to open the document from this site and then re-save it to your computer hard drive. Complete the application from your hard drive re-saving each time you work on it. When you are finished and ready to submit the application, after you have done the final save, send it electronically (as an attachment) to:

College Credits

Two Ohio universities grant college credits for PELC graduates:

Franklin University, Columbus, and Tiffin University.

For details:  College Credits

PELC Scholarships Available to all applicants for the 2019 Classes

Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

The PELC Alumni Association is generously providing $5,000 for partial, need-based scholarships for all applicants for the 2019 classes.  The Executive Institute Committee will accept applications for these scholarships through March 15, 2018.

Applicants must be members of the agency’s command staff (Sergeants – Chief), and not already admitted to PELC.  A PELC admission application must accompany the scholarship application.

Scholarship Application
Admission Application (pdf format)
Admission Application (ms word format)

Scholarships, awarded at the discretion of the Executive Institute Committee, will be announced in December 2017.  While subject to change based on the number of applications received, $1,000 scholarships, on a random basis, will be awarded.

For more information or if you have questions...

Bruce Adams, Program Director,
Monica Miller, Program Coordinator,

or call 614.761.9479

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