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.

oie_transparent-300x248Command 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.

The long-term goal of the CCL V is to add to the leadership skills set of each participant; it is also to contribute to the body of knowledge of law enforcement through the completion of significant foresight-based research. Students of the CCL V will select a topic for research, and then learn the tools and concepts they will use to complete the Futures Portfolio.  The core focus on the topic selected will be one that can be approached in one of two ways:

C-111902 AAFirst, 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.