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Police Leadership: The West Point Model, Course #4224

Target Audience
Any law enforcement personnel (sworn or civilian) that has a leadership element to their job. This can include those with positional leadership roles (chief, records manager, dispatch supervisor, field training officer) and those with practical leadership roles (police officer, school resource officer, etc.)

Course Outline

Area 1: The Leader's Role in Leading & Developing the Individual
  • Individual Differences
  • Generational Differences
  • Attributions & Biases
  • Expectancy Theory
  • Goal Setting
  • Motivation Through Consequences
  • Cognitive Evaluation Theory
  • Job Design
  • Followership
Area 2: The Leader's Role in Leading and Developing High Functioning Teams
  • Group Structural Dimensions
  • Group Development
  • Socialization
  • Cohesion
  • Developing Teams through Shared Decision Making
  • Intergroup Conflict
Area 3: Understanding the Leader's Tools
  • Social Exchange
  • Bases of Power
  • Avoiding Favoritism
  • Transactional Leadership
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Understanding & Mitigating Stress
  • Communication & Counseling for Leaders
Area 4: The Leader's Role in Leading and Developing the Organization
  • The Organization as an Open System
  • Leading the External Environment
  • Harnessing the Power of Culture
  • Leading Change
  • Creating Learning Organizations
  • Ethics & Healthy Organizations
Learning Objectives
  1. Understand and apply modern behavioral science and leadership theories that enhance human motivation, satisfaction and performance in the achievement of organizational goals.
  2. Learn frameworks to organize knowledge and experience into effective leader actions.
  3. Integrate course content into daily leadership practices.
  4. Develop and achieve personal leadership potential to the fullest.
  5. Inspire a lifelong commitment to the study and practice of effective leadership.
Instructors for this class may include Dr. Dave Mather, Chief Rod Covey, Chief Cam McLay, Chief Mike Villa, Commander Chad Karlewicz, Commander Jeff Sellig, and/or Major Frank Scalise.

Course Fees
At this time, the sessions offered by the WSCJTC for the duration of 2019 are at no charge for agencies within Washington State. For classes after 2019, this is subject to change.

Class Info
Class size is up to 36 with six adult learning teams of up to six members per team.
Class hours is 124 total hours.

For exact course dates please see the Student Instructions below for each session.  When you register to attend a session for the “Police Leadership: The West Point Model” you need to be available for all three weeks of the session that you register for.
  • Orientation: 4 hours (recommended attendance). Generally scheduled 1-3 weeks before the first day of class.
  • Week 1: 40 hours (Monday through Friday 0800-1630)
  • Week 2: 40 Hours (Monday through Friday 0800-1630)
  • Week 3: 40 Hours (Monday through Friday 0800-1630)

There is pre-course reading required before the first day of class and homework most nights of the course.

Cancellation/ No Show:
See Student Instructions for specific cancellation dates. Notify the registrar via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

***Is this class full or not available? Please complete the Course Interest Survey. Please Note: This is not a waiting list.  You will not be contacted by WSCJTC unless there is enough interest to generate a class being scheduled.  At that time we will contact everyone that has shown interest so that applications can be submitted.


WSCJTC Application

Registration Options:

  1. Please contact your Training Manager to get registered online via LMS for this course
  2. FAX applications: 206-835-7926
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Registration status does not guarantee acceptance into the class. Selections will be completed four weeks prior to the class, and you will receive a notice at that time.

Registration or Course Questions:

Administrative Assistant Krista Wright

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Session Start & End Date Location Status/Cost/Downloads
4224-1 May 22 -Aug 09, 2019 WSCJTC
19010 First Ave S
Burien WA 98148
Full  / None  

Student Instuctions
4224-2 Aug 26 -Oct 25, 2019 Everett Police Department South Precinct
1121 SE Everett Mall Way
Everett WA 98204
Open  / $1100  

Student Instructions
4224-3 Oct 28 -Dec 20, 2019 DuPont Police Department
1780 Civic Dr Suite 100
DuPont WA 98327
Open  / $1100  

Student Instructions