Wake Tech’s Public Safety Leadership Academy is offered at No Charge to to sworn personnel in NC Municipal, County, or State law enforcement agencies as identified by the Department of Justice’s Criminal Justice or Sheriffs’ Standards Divisions.
CCL V – Begins Spring 2017
The Certified Credible Leadership V (CCL V) or Command College “An Investment in Innovation, Education and the Future” is an four-month blended learning program designed to prepare today’s policing leaders to succeed in an ever-changing professional environment, and to effectively meet the challenges of the future. The Command College is a dynamic learning experience that uses online, small group, and cohort learning modes to introduce new concepts, refine the student’s understanding of them, and then to use those skills to help create law enforcement’s future.
Command College prepares senior leadership for the 21st Century.
The distinct difference of the Command College is its non-police faculty; experts and industry leaders drawn from a variety of disciplines to create a program with three core anchors of Leadership, Innovation & Foresight. Graduates of the program will leave with new colleagues, a diverse array of faculty from which the student can continue to consult, and ways to act ahead of change to create an optimistic future for law enforcement and the communities they serve.
First, the student can select a significant issue affecting law enforcement and their communities today which are having a significant impact, and for which there are no easy answers. These issues are commonly referred to as “wicked problems”, and can range from something affecting one’s own agency, the state or region of that agency, or the larger profession. The focus of the research would then be to clearly define not only the symptoms and problems associated with the issue, but its underlying causes. Using that data, foresight tools and concepts will be used to identify emerging issues (technologies, social movements, political action, etc.) that may affect that issue.
The second approach would be to identify a significant emerging issue of relevance to the future of law enforcement. The scope of the research can be how an issue might affect a function in policing, an agency size or type, or a specific issue the agency will encounter as a result of the emerging issue’s impact. This research would start from the “outside-in” and scan the horizon for what may be next, rather than focusing on what is already here, and then devising strategies to mitigate adverse outcomes.