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First-Line Supervisor Institute


January 8 -11, 2019

University of Maryland, College Park


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IACLEA is excited to announce the launch of the First-Line Supervisor Institute, part of IACLEA’s Leadership Series. The Institute will be modeled on IACLEA’s well-regarded Executive Development Institute (EDI) and prepared for current and aspiring first-line supervisors. IACLEA offers the only Institute for first-line public safety and law enforcement supervisors working on college and university campuses.

A team of experts has developed the curriculum for the 3½ day course, which will be organized around three overarching concepts: know yourself, know your staff, and know your assignment. The curriculum will cover the following topic areas:

  • leadership styles

  • transitioning from officer to supervisor

  • personality assessment

  • performance management

  • impact of first-line supervision on morale

  • implicit bias

  • de-escalation, and

  • managing critical incidents.

The Institute is developed for senior officers, mid-level supervisors, corporals, and sergeants. It is a useful course for individuals recently promoted to those positions and a valuable preparatory course for those seeking to advance to supervisory roles.

First-line supervisors are the backbone of every agency and critical players in achieving the agency’s mission. Boosting the leadership confidence and capability of first-line supervisors will bolster the entire department.

“The campus law enforcement/public safety community continues to professionalize itself with this targeted, specific training aimed at one of the most critical positions within an organization: the front-line supervisor,” said Chapman University Chief of Public Safety Randy Burba, an IACLEA past president. “This course fills a much-needed gap by providing material specific to campus environments that will strongly enhance any training received from or required by your state or local commission for law enforcement supervisor training.  IACLEA has, once again, identified both an opportunity and a gap—and filled it.” 

IACLEA is pleased that the University of Maryland – College Park has agreed to host the first Institute, which will take place January 8–11, 2019.  

Registration is open. Courses are deliberately kept small. Register early to guarantee a seat! 

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Cost: Members: $749. After the December 1 early-bird deadline, the member rate is $829. 

Non-members: $999. After the December 1 early-bird deadline, the non-member rate is $1,079. 

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The development team consists primarily of three campus chiefs/directors with PhDs, who are actively engaged in the writing of the curriculum and in the presentations that will occur. IACLEA is pleased to welcome exceptional trainers for our inaugural institute:

Meloyde R. Batten-Mickens, PhD, currently serves as the Director of Facilities Operations at Prince George’s Community College (Maryland), where she has the opportunity to align operation response planning, facility infrastructure support, team professional development, and organizational development to promote student and community success. She has more than twenty years of progressive experience in planning emergency management programs including public safety, people management, communication strategies, and organizational leadership.

Lewis A. Eakins, PhD, CPP has more than 35 years of law enforcement, private investigations, security consulting, and emergency management experience. He is currently the Chief Security Officer & Director of Public Safety at IACLEA member institution Idaho State University with overall responsibilities for patrol operations, the dispatch center, emergency management, CCTV & card access systems, and parking enforcement. Read more about Director Eakins...

Jack Moorman, PhD. Chief Moorman has served as the North Carolina State University Police Chief since July 1, 2011. He previously worked with the City of Raleigh Police Department from 1987 to 2006, where he served as a Patrolman, a K-9 Officer, a Community Policing Officer, a Drugs and Vice Investigator, a Patrol Sergeant, a K-9 Sergeant, a Community Policing Sergeant, a Warrant Squad Sergeant, an Administrative Lieutenant, and a District Captain.  He has been employed by the North Carolina State University Police Department since 2006, where he has been the Emergency Communication Center Director and Support Services Division Commander (Captain). He is Southeast Regional Director for IACLEA. 

Brett Parson has served in the Metropolitan Police Department, in Washington D.C., (MPDC) for nearly 25 years and been involved in law enforcement for more than 30 years. He is currently assigned to the executive office of the chief of police, where he oversees the department's Special Liaison Branch.  He returned to this position in December 2017, after a short detail to the MPDC's Academy, where he oversaw several special projects for the chief of police, to include over-hauling the Field Training Officer Program, developing and implementing a training, mentoring, and leadership program for newly promoted First-Line Supervisors and training experienced and probationary officers and supervisors in the field. 

Assistant Vice-President for Student Life/Chief of Police John Vinson has led the IACLEA and CALEA Accredited University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) as chief of police since February 2009. With more than 23 years of law enforcement experience, Chief Vinson holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Western Michigan University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Dr. Vinson has conducted numerous leadership and related law enforcement seminars and workshops for management, supervisory, support staff, and customer service employees. Other experience includes being directly responsible for and working with other public and private agencies in the areas of strategic planning, organizational analysis and efficiency studies, leadership development, team building, and change facilitation. He is currently the General Chair of the IACP University and College Police Section, which serves on the board of directors for the IACP.  He is also on the executive board for IACLEA, having served as a Director at Large, and currently is the President-Elect. 

Contact IACLEA Director of Training Josh Bronson at if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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