Training & Consulting Services

Secure 1776 – Public Safety Professional Resource, LLC provides direct training, consulting, research, and analytical services. Core areas of expertise include community policing, juvenile crime, gangs, violence, patrol operations, police and public safety policy development, internal investigations, supervisory engagement, and management accountability. Comprehensive service options are in continual development and are available now.

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The Eight Levels of Supervisory Engagement

This supervisory engagement model is essential training for police executives and managers who supervise law enforcement supervisors. A fundamental truth of organizations, including law enforcement agencies, is that underperforming and problem employees exist. When the underperforming or problem employee is a supervisor, the need for the organization to respond is elevated.

Effectively addressing problematic and deficient supervisors is advanced through this executive-level training. 90-minute and 2-1/2 hour in-person versions of this course have been presented at statewide training conferences hosted by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association. The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board – Executive Institute (ILETSB-EI) previously hosted this training on its Online Learning Network. Paired with our training on measuring police performance, the state training board is currently hosting this training within our full-day seminar, “Engagement that Meets the Mission.”

Half-day and full-day seminar versions of this course are also an option nationally for law enforcement agencies and associations. Learn more now about the “Eight Levels of Supervisory Engagement” by going to our course overview page.

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Engagement that Meets the Mission

This full-day seminar is an advanced training option for police executives and managers who supervise law enforcement supervisors. The focus and level of engagement of an organization’s members are key variables in separating highly-effective agencies from failing ones. In any department with more than one member, no police executive can know all that goes on, at all times, within their organization. Even in smaller agencies, having one or two top-performing members is not enough for the organization overall to meet its mission.

Two interrelated engagement factors are key in establishing a highly-effective organization. First, fostering excellence among the agency’s supervisors. Second, establishing internal assessment approaches that continually measure and build the organization’s core performance capabilities. The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board – Executive Institute (ILETSB-EI) hosts this training periodically for Illinois law enforcement executives and command personnel. Secure 1776 can also bring this training directly to your agency or association.

Learn more now about “Engagement that Meets the Mission” by going to our course overview page. Consulting options that help your agency enhance supervisory engagement and performance assessment efforts can be paired with this executive training and are available.

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Why and How to Measure Police Performance

This executive training course provides guidance on the principles and importance of police management accountability processes. There are two key reasons for an organization to measure its performance, which is a composite of the performance levels of all of its members. First, standards provide the pathway to excellence. Only through measuring can an agency know how well it is meeting its mission. Second, police executives can be sure that someone else will be measuring – particularly when their agency is viewed as not “measuring up.”

An in-person, half-day seminar version of this course has been developed in collaboration with the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board – Executive Institute (ILETSB-EI). This course is presented to Illinois police executives as part the state training board’s comprehensive 100-hour “Police Executive Role in the 21st Century” (PER21C) program.

Customized versions of this course are available an option for law enforcement agencies and associations. We can also directly assist agencies in developing a scalable performance assessment approach designed to meet their needs. Learn more now about measuring police performance by going to our course overview page.

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Leadership is an All-Levels Responsibility

This is an informative training course for all law enforcement professionals. Each police officer, even those not holding a formal rank has the sworn duty to lead by example on two key levels. First, within the community that the officer serves. Second, among the other members of the officer’s unit, department, and profession. The best formal leaders understand that fundamentally, leadership is about persuasion. These leaders, draw upon their own informal (or relational) leadership abilities, and they do not rely upon the power of their rank alone to get others to act. They inspire. The best formal leaders seek to build a highly-effective organization, which is comprised of highly-effective individuals, performing at all-levels within the group.

This course can be presented in one-hour and 90-minute versions, or paired with our course on “tragedy-free policing” in a two-hour conference presentation or a half-day seminar option. Learn more now about “all levels” leadership by going to our course overview page.

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Countering a Tragedy-Free Policing, Or Else Standard

This timely training course is recommended for all public safety professionals, law enforcement personnel, civic leaders, and elected officials relative to the need for approaches that strengthen the police-community bond through a fact-based understanding of the complexities of policing in America.

This course builds from the defining “tragedy-free” policing article written by our founder, Thomas Lemmer. Published in the June 2021 issue of the FOP Journal by the National Fraternal Order of Police, Tragedy-Free Policing or Else: The Need for Critical Thinking,” is a highly-recommended resource. In the article, and this training course, Lemmer explains how expectations that the police will never be involved in events with tragic outcomes are both unrealistic and damaging. Such undermine the police-community relationship that is vital to public safety.

Among the places this course has been presented was the 2021 Breaching the Barricade (BTB) Law Enforcement Conference. For a glimpse at this training, see our course promotional video prepared for that conference. Learn even more now about the damage to the policing profession and the path forward in rebuilding community support by going to our course overview page.

This course is available for law enforcement agencies and associations upon request. This course can be presented in one-hour and 90-minute versions, or paired with our course on “all-levels” leadership in a two-hour conference presentation or a half-day seminar option.

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Guidance in Police Policy Development

Bad policies can destroy officer morale, misdirect resources, complicate procedures, create inefficiencies, and impede effectiveness. Bad policies can cost millions in civil damages, litigation defense, and remediation efforts. In policing, officer safety should always be a priority concern, and bad policies can, and do, place individual members at risk. Bad policies can cost lives. Bad policies can also undermine the very public safety mission of a police department.

Among the most important leadership responsibilities for police executives and command personnel are those that center on the policy development process. From his extensive policy and management accountability background, Thomas Lemmer has identified Six Police Policy Principles. They are: Clarity, Courage, Consistency, Confidence, Consensus and Capacity. For more information, read his detailed training insight article entitled, “The Essential Police Policy Principles.”

The Six Police Policy Principles | Click on the image to enlarge.

Consulting services building on these key principles, including comprehensive agency policy reviews and policy development process guidance, are available. Complete the form below to discuss your agency’s needs.

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Guidance in Handling Police Misconduct Complaints

Addressing complaints of police misconduct are a challenging core responsibility for police leaders. It is essential for the process to maintain professional standards, identify false accusations, enhance officer performance, and when allegations are sustained, differentiate between errors and true misconduct.

See the training insight on this topic provided by Thomas Lemmer, in which his Five Keys to Police Misconduct Complaint Investigations are introduced. They are: truth, fairness, respect, improvement, and proportionality. Each of these five elements is essential to advancing the legitimacy within the process that simultaneously meets the needs of the community, department, and the involved officers.

5 Keys to Misconduct Complaint Investigations | Click to enlarge.

Regarding internal investigations, direct client investigative process consulting services are available. Complete the form below to discuss your agency’s needs.

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Custom Presentations and Consulting Projects

Custom presentations and consulting projects can be prepared on the topics of community policing, juvenile crime, gangs, violence, patrol operations, police and public safety policy development, internal investigations, supervisory engagement, and management accountability.

We can perform document reviews and conduct research on key areas of concern. We can assemble a team of professionals and come to your agency to review procedures, conduct assessments, and make policy, operational, supervisory engagement, and management accountability recommendations that foster the development of a highly-effective organization.

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Is Your Agency in Need of Assistance?

Do you have a professional training or consulting service need you would like Secure 1776 to explore? Let us know.

Beyond the above listed training and consulting options, we are available to discuss customized service needs. We are here to help.

To contact us now regarding our services, fill out the below form, or email us at admin@Secure1776.us.


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