Training & Education Programs

The Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. offers a variety of programs for law enforcement which directly impact communities in Ohio.

Certified Law Enforcement Executive CLEE – 1996 to Present

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 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 ten modules to a self-selected law enforcement LEADERSHIP AND management problem.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.
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Police 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 the law enforcement executive with a unique and innovative leadership educational program geared towards today’s demands and tomorrow’s needs.

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DARE Ohio – Drug Abuse Resistance Education

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. an officer must complete two weeks (80 hours) of intensive training by Ohio’s accredited Training Center.

The Law Enforcement Foundation is the only entity in Ohio with permission to train D.A.R.E. Officers.

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

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