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 Train The Trainer
Quality & Excellence In Criminal Justice Training
Ethics In Law Enforcement

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 continuous process from the basic academy, through FTO and throughout
our career.  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

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.   

Preparation For Ethical Decisions

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.  

Course Overview

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.
This 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  “Instructor of Law Enforcement Ethics.”   Also, students will be provided with
lesson plans and materials to enable them to conduct ethics training within their own

This training course
“Ethics - Train The Trainer”
provides the student with training in the following areas.

Course Overview
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 dilemmas.

This Course Is
Available In
Lengths Of
24 Hours
40 Hours

All Training
Materials Are

A Professional
Certificate Is
Issued With
Each Course