Training Exercises
Students learn how to develop field training
exercises to teach ethical behavior to
officers in the field.  Exercises that
emphasize the examination and solution of
ethical dilemmas.  

The student learns the principles of
communications used in training law
enforcement officers.  This training will
cover how to effectively communicate
information to the student in the learning

Dynamics of Adult Learning
This block discusses the dynamics of
human learning, how the human system
receives, filters, translates, stores and
ultimately uses information.  This will
enable the participant to be a more
effective trainer.

Liability & Ethics
This course will explain the liability incurred
in law enforcement and the vicarious
responsibility that attaches.  This course
will present techniques to avoid situations
that will subject an agency to civil suits for

Ethics Training Presentations
Each student will be assigned to prepare a
presentation on one of the aspects of
ethics training.  The student will deliver the
presentation to the class for evaluation.

Social Networking
The course will look at the impact of  
modern technology and the
communications through social networking
and its impact on modern law enforcement.
Ethics Training For Managers,
Supervisors & FTOs
Quality & Excellence In Criminal Justice Training
Course Overview

This 24 or 40 hour course is presented using dynamic lecture, student manuals,
handout materials, videos, class demonstrations,  student exercises and student
presentations.  Students must successfully pass a written exam and successfully deliver
a classroom presentation.  Upon successful completion of this course,  students are
awarded a certificate  “Ethics Training For Managers.”   Also, students will be provided
with  materials to enable them to conduct ethics training within their own organizations.   
This training course “Ethics Training For Managers” provides the student with training
in the following areas.
Ethical Problems in Law Enforcement
An examination of the ethical problems in
law enforcement.  A review of statistics and
the how public perception is affected by
stories in the press.

Ethical Theories
A study of ethical theories and the law
enforcement code of ethics.  In a group
exercise students will be required to write
their own code of ethics and discuss it with
the class.

Ethical Case Studies
Case studies of problems generated by
ethical dilemmas in law enforcement
agencies today.

Ethical Types
A study of the psychological types of
people that lack the integrity needed in law
enforcement officers.

Ethical Core Values
A study of the ethical core values needed
by law enforcement officers to perform in
an ethical manner, without hesitation.

Ethical Dilemmas
A study of ethical dilemmas in law
enforcement.  What are the dilemmas
facing law enforcement officers, how to
analyze the dilemma and make the correct
ethical decision.  Classroom exercises in
ethical dilemmas where students identify,
discuss and develop solutions for ethical
Ethics Training

What is ethics in law enforcement?  It is doing the right thing in spite of pressure to do
otherwise.  Law enforcement officers have tremendous power over people and
situations.  The opportunity to take advantage of others, to act out with impunity and
disregard to the law and others is within their discretion.  They are motivated by   law
breakers, drug dealers, and other criminals that go free by shrouding themselves in a
technicality of the law.  In an effort to do right the officer does wrong,  thinking the end
justifies the means.  The officer on the scene must make a split second decision to
take action.  An action which may be the taking of another’s life or perhaps to deliver
punishment in spite of rules to the contrary.  Decisions to lie or not to lie must be made
when it comes to protecting illegally obtained evidence or testimony, or to cover for a
fellow officer who meant to do right but did wrong.  These are the ethical dilemmas that
officers must face more than once in their career.  The wrong decision can cost a
person their life, can cost an officer’s job, destroy a department’s reputation or result in
the burning of a neighborhood.  The costs are measured in money, lives, reputations
and grieving widows.   

How do we confront these ethical dilemmas, make the proper decision and prevent the
disastrous results from the wrong decision?  We do it by training.  Training to make
sound ethical decisions when confronted with ethical dilemmas.  Training that starts at
the top of the management pyramid and works its way to the rank and file.  

This training course “Ethics - Train The Trainer”, is designed to provide training and
materials to the agency’s in-service trainer to meet the agency’s ethics training needs.
A Need For Training

According to a survey by the directors of Peace
Officer Standards and Training Commissions and
Councils across the United States, between 1990
and 1995,  3,382 law enforcement officers were
disciplined.  Of the 3,382 officers 2,296 (59.1%)
were decertified.  The average officer was 32
years old with 5 to 10 years experience.  These
statistics tell us that the ethics training received in
basic training is not enough.  Ethics training is a
Management needs the tools to train and
maintain ethical behavior in their law enforcement
members.  The tools needed are,  ethics trained
instructors, providing in-service ethics training to
the rank and file. This course provides the
training for that purpose.

This Course Is
Available In
Lengths Of
16 Hours
24 Hours

All Training
Materials Are

A Professional
Certificate Is
Issued With
Each Course