First-Line Supervision 101:
First-Line Supervision 101: an Introduction (FLS101)
This 40-hour course delivers the fundamental skills new supervisors and experienced supervisors, who have not completed formal supervisory training, need to be successful. The course focuses on the role and functions of the first-line supervisor and builds a solid introduction to management-level decision making. The course is designed against the backdrop of current challenges in policing to provide the foundation for the upwardly mobile supervisor in their agency.
The course consists of ten (10) two-hour live-webinar sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays (1:00 pm — 3:00 pm CDT), over
five weeks. All webinars are presented by, and led by, Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive
Institute instructors. The webinar sessions are supplemented with 20-hours of reading and writing assignments.
Upon successful completion, participants will receive an ILETSB certificate that meets the mandates for Procedural
Justice, Cultural Competency Use of Force, Legal Updates, and Officer Wellness.
Course Content Areas:
- STARS Model: Supervisor Transition, Alignment, Role, and Skills
- Leadership Essentials for Supervisors
- The DISC Model of Human Behavior
- Effective Communication
- Principled Policing: Cultural Competency
- Principled Policing: Integrity, Accountability, and Transparency
- Risk Management: High Profile Incidents
- Risk management: Leading Challenging Employees
- Use of Force: Don’t Risk It, PREVENT It!
- Use of Force: Investigation Methods and Procedures for Field Supervisors
Course topics and content may change or be modified from time to time, ensuring that topics are recent and relevant, to address emerging issues impacting policing and provide the most up-to-date information meeting the current needs of law enforcement leaders.
Course Format – The course consists of three traditional classroom modules, Internet-based instructional modules, selected article reviews, textbook readings, and writing assignments. In addition to classroom discussions, this course provides participants with the opportunity to network with supervisory staff members from other agencies. In order to partake in PSR21C successfully, all participants are required to have access to a laptop computer for daily use.
Prerequisites – Applicants must be sworn law enforcement officers or law enforcement support personnel employed by a local, state, or federal agency who have first-line supervisory responsibilities (implementing agency procedures and supervising/evaluating personnel) or who are preparing for advancement to a supervisory position within six months.
Required Reading –
- The Bottom Line – A Management Primer for First Line Law Enforcement Supervisors, Meister, Arthur P., Telemachus Press (2016) ISBN 978-1-942899-82-2, this book is available on Amazon as a paperback and as an e-book.
Registration fee per person $110
Group fee per person (applies to every 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc registrant from 1 agency) $ 95
Out of State, Federal, and for-profit registration per person $150
Per December 1, 2020, all fees will increase by $ 40.
Week 1: Apr 26 & 28, 2021
Week 2: May 3 & 5, 2021
Week 3: May 10 & 12, 2021
Week 4: May 17 & 19, 2021
Week 5: May 24 & 26, 2021
The registration deadline is April 12, 2021.