Police Mid-Management Role
in the 21st Century

Police Mid-Management Role in the 21st Century  

This recently updated course, an addition to the Executive Institute’s stellar lineup of core leadership courses, is an intensive 100-hour intermediate level leadership course designed for law enforcement middle managers, as well as supervisors transitioning to middle management positions within their organizations. This course provides middle managers with enhanced leadership abilities and the necessary competencies to manage effectively in response to the ongoing needs of the community and the police organization itself.

Course Content Areas:

  • Strategic Communication for Effective Leadership
  • Evolution of Modern Police Management
  • Management’s Role in Keeping Good People Good
  • Project Management for Law Enforcement Mid-Managers
  • Contemporary Law Enforcement Leadership Issues
  • Measuring Value in Policing: Return on Investment
  • Chronobiology
  • Social Media Strategy and Marketing
  • Managing Media-Community Relations
  • Legal Updates
  • Use of Force, Civil Unrest, and De-escalation
  • Decision Making for Police Mid-Managers
  • Co-Occurring Crimes, Stalking, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence
  • Active Threat Response
  • Dealing with the Mentally Ill

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 sixteen (16) five-hour live-webinar sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays (9:00 am—3:00 pm CDT), over nine 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 that will require homework and will be graded. In addition to online ‘classroom’ discussions, this course provides participants with the opportunity to network with law enforcement managers from other agencies. In order to partake in PMR21C successfully, all participants are required to have access to a (laptop) computer with a webcam for daily use.

Upon successful completion, participants will receive an ILETSB certificate.

Prerequisites – Applicants must be sworn law enforcement officers or law enforcement support personnel employed by a local, state, or federal agency at the “mid-management” level (Commanders, Lieutenants, Watch Commanders) who manage major units or programs, contribute to the development of policy and procedures, are responsible for their implementation, and have authority over supervisory personnel; and Sergeants who have completed the Police Supervisory Role in the 21st Century course, or equivalent training, and have a minimum of 5 years in current rank.

Recommended Reading

  • It’s Your Ship, Abrashoff, M. D., Grand Central Publishing (2012) ISBN 978-0-446-53440-6

PMR21C is a completely online course through 16 live webinars. For successful completion of PMR21C and to be eligible for the attached legal mandates, students should attend all live webinars. Class days are Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 09:00 am – 03:00 pm, with a lunch break between 12:00 pm and 01:00 pm).

Course dates:

  • Week 1: December 1 & 3, 2020
  • Week 2: December 8 & 10, 2020
  • Week 3: December 15 & 17, 2020
  • Week 4: December 22, 2020
  • Week 5: January 5 & 7, 2021
  • Week 6: January 12 & 14, 2021
  • Week 7: January 19 & 21, 2021
  • Week 8: January 26 & 28, 2021
  • Week 9:, February 2, 2021


Registration fee per person                                                                                                        $350
Group fee per person (applies to every 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc registrant from 1 agency)        $ 335
Out of State, Federal, and for-profit registration per person                                                $390

The registration deadline is November 23, 2020.