ICLD publishes series of articles on Magnanimous Officers

The MAGNUS Officer is action oriented, fair, and professional in every way.  They develop the habit of making deliberate choices guided by sound reason, professional ethics, and personal character.  These actions are not convenient, isolated behaviors; MAGNUS officers embody true professionalism guided by the continuous professional study and practice of virtuous living.  They do magnanimous deeds by acting deliberately with compassion.  The MAGNUS officer conducts him/herself with prudence and self-control.   They are credible because he/she embodies the noble cause of serving justice with character built on virtuous servant–guardianship. MAGNUS officers are accountable and take full responsibility for their actions even though a course of action may be risky – but the right thing to do.  In other words, they conduct themselves on and off the job with a moral compass and moral courage while paying forward the rewards of life and especially by building the credibility of the policing profession.

Article # 1:  Virtues of Magnanimous Officers

Article # 2: Becoming MAGNUS – The Natural Pursuit of Virtue in Policing

Article # 3: Becoming MAGNUS – Success Is Equal Opportunity

ICLD publishes “Student Participation Survey of Law Enforcement Leadership Education and Training Offered by the Institute for Credible Leadership Development.”  

A telephonic focus group was conducted with a random sample of 32 ICLD participants to discuss the need for the study and seek input for developing a short impact survey in early May 2016. The group discussed various survey items but decideICLD 500 by 500 JPGd to keep the survey to a short and direct set of seven questions.

The focus group also discussed various research methodologies for consideration including on-line surveys, mail surveys, telephonic interviews, interviews at conference, etc., but decided to proceed with on-line surveys for ease and cost-effectiveness to secure higher participation and response.  Despite researchers’ recommendations to survey a sample of randomly selected participants, the group voted to make the survey available to all to all ICLD participants. Consequently, a total of 29,612 ICLD participants were contacted in May of 2016 and invited to participate in the study. A total of 15,578 responded to the survey. 11,904 were male (76.4%) and 3,674 (23.6%) were female.  

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ICLD delivers a successful “2-days E5 – Deliberate Leadership With A Moral Compass” for the Gulf Coast HIDTA.”  

“Congratulations on a very successful leadership training program recently held in Southaven, Mississippi.  I wanted each of you to know how powerful your presentation was and how the points mentioned hit the mark.  It GHC HIDTAwas a pleasure meeting both of you and if the DEA New Orleans Field Division can ever be of any assistance please do not hesitate to call… All the best, drive on and God Bless….”  Craig M. Wiles, Assoc. SAC, DEA – New Orleans Field Division, 8/31/2016

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Sheriff Greg Champagne, President, National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) identifies the “Institute for Credible Leadership Development as his Top Priority for the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2016.”  

champagne_webAs I begin my term as president of the National Sheriffs’ Association, I want to thank everyone for the honor and the privilege of serving as your president, and for your tremendous personal support and commitment to working with me over the next year. I pledge to each of you that I will work my hardest to continue NSA’s rise to higher levels of excellence and service to sheriffs, fighting for those causes essential to the law enforcement profession and our duty to protect our communities and this country.

Looking forward, the country is in a national election cycle, and the extent of the challenges to follow depend on the outcome of the election this fall. It is imperative that all law enforcement take a proactive stance for elected leaders who support law enforcement and the causes we hold dear. Remember, the direction of the U.S. Supreme Court is at stake. These elections will determine whether the court takes a strong turn to the left with the appointment of the next justice.

Another of my top priorities is NSA’s Institute for Credible Leadership Development, a partnership with the International Academy of Public Safety. I urge you to acquaint yourself with this online law enforcement training program. I can tell you from first-hand experience, the results are nothing short of amazing.

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The National Tactical Officers’ Association (NTOA) and the International Academy of Public Safety (IAPS) launche the “NTOA Academy / Command College.”

The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is pleased to announce the formation of the NTOA Academy, created in partnership with the International Academy of Public Safety (IAPS). The NTOA Academy, “An Investment in Innovation, Education and the Future,” is an internationally blended and comprehensive educational program designed to prepare today’s tactical officers and policing leaders to succeed in a high-risk, ever-changing professional environment and to effectively meet the challenges of the future.

TACTICAL COMMAND CERTIFICATION:  The blended learning program incorporates leadership concepts, theories and models and applies them to the role of the Tactical Commander and Team Leader. This intensive three-tier certification program prepares students to anticipate and manage current and future challenges facing their team, agencies and communities.

LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES:  The comprehensive Learning Modules focus on contemporary leadership principles and concepts such as Transformational, Servant and Tactical Leadership; Motivation, Strategic Planning and Change Management; Communication and Ethical Decision-Making.

DECISION-MAKING:  The intensive three-phase program directs and challenges students to plan and learn to make decisions at the Tactical, Operational and Strategic level. They will engage in the analysis and planning of dynamic tactical situations and apply current leadership principles considering the effects on all stakeholders.

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NTOA Academy by President Thor Elles

maxresdefault“Striving for Educational Excellence in Law Enforcement Leadership: The Case of Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office” ~ We live and work in an age when law enforcement challenges are immense. Society as a whole has the expectation that law enforcement professionals will perform their duties in a manner that is impartial, just, and empathetic to the social economic barriers that grip this nation. Further, the transparency of the digital era places all events under the scrutiny of media critics, the eyes of the community, and virtually anyone who has access to the Internet.  It is within this context we ask: Is the old adage “Protect and Serve” enough if police agencies wish to provide the best service possible for the public good?

Although we support the underpinnings of what it means for police agencies to ‘protect and serve”, in this article we argue that ‘protect and serve” is much more than what is commonly practiced among law enforcement today. If a law enforcement agency is simply satisfied with protecting and serving and not concerned with the manner in which they accomplish this task, they are undoubtedly doing their citizens, community and nation an immeasurable disservice.  Read more