R4 Administrative and Mid Level Supervision- Idaho Falls

Course Number: R4700

Course Description:  Administrative and Mid Level Supervision- Idaho Falls

Mission and Vision

The significance of middle management’s role of supporting the mission and vision of the department can’t be understated. It is critical that each employee be reminded what we get paid to do. When all else fails, personnel should be able to look at the mission and vision and make proper decisions. Additionally, we will be exploring ways to provide a positive work environment.

Walking the Talk

During this period we will be discussing issues of ethical behavior and how courage effects your level of ethics. Regardless of rank or position you must lead by example.

Work Performance Management

Most organizations task various supervisors with completing performance evaluations without providing training. During the time allotted, we will reveal the importance of this function to the mission and vision. Middle Managers must take the performance evaluation process seriously.

Holding Supervisors Accountable for Behavior

What if the person who needs disciplined is a supervisor? During this period we will be discussing ways to hold the supervisor accountable for their behavior. We will discuss a case study outlining how one commander of a department tried to identify causes of the “unmotivated supervisor.”

Risk Management

Anyone can be sued for just about anything, it is important that the organizations protect themselves with sound risk management practices. Taking an affirmative role in training and monitoring high risk critical tasks, is a crucial step in the right direction. During this session, we will be discussing relevant case law to reduce our liability risk.

Pushing the CEO’s Agenda

There are going to be times when being a middle manager is going to be difficult. You may have to follow an unpopular program from the top, not to mention gripes from the workers. We will discuss ways to deal with the “Acute Political Emergency”, while supporting the CEO’s agenda.

Case Studies

Each participant will be required to participate in group discussion requiring them to make decisions on various topics. Participant will be asked to present their findings to the class. This exercise is done to discover problem solving and leadership abilities.

Managing the Media

Your organization is only one case away from CNN broadcasting “live” from your city. During this period, we will discuss the importance of each level of leadership becoming aware of the pitfalls of dealing with the media.

Goal of the Program: At the end of this training session, the participant will:

  • Have a better understanding of the Role of Middle Management
  • Pay close attention to the Subculture of the Organization
  • Identify the Major components of a Press Conference
  • Understand their role in the Mission and Vision statement.
  • In addition, the participant will become familiarized with:
  • Performance Evaluations and its Importance to Work Performance
  • Level 5 Leadership
  • 12 Critical High Risk Tasks
  • Written Expectations for Supervisors

Dates: April 19-21, 2021

Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 24

Location: Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Training Annex, 577 D St., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $350.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)


Instructor(s): Darryl L. Rivers

Remarks: Register through the PATC website located here- https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=17670


R4 Leadership for First Line and New Supervisors- Idaho Falls CANCELLED

Course Number: R4602

Course Description:   Leadership Institute for First Line and New Supervisors- Idaho Falls

Leadership is influence. Each of us has the power of influence. Becoming a leader you must recognize the potential in others, not to mention yourself. Accepting a new leadership position can be the most demanding and yet receive the least training. It is Mike’s hope to share some innovative ideas to help in day-to-day operations from the supervisors role in a vehicle pursuit, to making critical decisions at the crime scene. In the spirit of Community Policing, it is important that we decipher the mission and vision of the organization and the real time impact it has on future leadership.

Digital Destiny:The TV show “CSI” has given the public a false sense of what we really can do with criminal activity. However, there are some innovative digital ideas that has taken crime solving to a new level. During this time allotted we will talk about innovative digital ideas that can move your agency forward.

Innovative Ideas About Leadership: During the time allotted, we will discuss points to emphasize the Role of Leadership, and innovative theories of understanding people. One day you’re one of the guys, the next, you’re promoted. This is a tough adjustment to make. We will spend some time understanding what is needed to make this critical transition.

Confronting The Problem Employee: Regardless of the size of the organization, there will always be people who are hard to deal with or motivate. During this session we will uncover some innovative strategies in confronting this person without transferring them.

Organizational Stress: How are you dealing with stress? We have to bring the fun to work and during this period we will discuss this strategy. People don’t leave bad organizations they leave bad leaders. Let’s keep the stress down.

Accountable Leadership: Every supervisor in the organization has a responsibility to make sound decisions that benefit the citizens and the organization. During this period, we will discuss the COMPSTAT program and how it relates to Accountability. In addition, we will discuss what it takes to be an effective critical decision maker and taking responsibility for those decisions.

Real Time Leadership: In today’s world the need to have things instantaneous has caused a shift in leading as it relates to business. Critical issues involving day-to-day operations will cause leaders to speed up the learning curve in order to tackle these tough issues. During this period, we will discuss maintaining a positive work environment in which the truth can be told, core competencies of a leader, work assignments, and rotating personnel and transfers.

The Value of Performance Evaluations: Many of us are told that we have to write a performance evaluation on our employees, but have never been trained how to do so. It is our hope to show police organizations that performance evaluation will not work unless there is an organizational commitment. Each employee should know his or her performance is being measured.

Strengths-Based Performance: Too often we capture an employee’s weakness and then ask him or her to work harder in these areas. Studies have proven that an employee’s real success relies on identifying his or her strength. During the time allotted, we will reveal supporting evidence of looking at an employee’s strength to increase performance.

Performance Expectations: During this period, we will discuss the need to clarify expectations and how to assist the employee in goal setting. If the employee does not understand the evaluation criteria then it will be difficult to know his or her success and areas of improvement. Additionally, it is our hope to demonstrate the value of an evaluation that mirrors the agency mission and vision for the organization.

Making Your Rating Defensible: Like most work product in written form, it could be subjected to legal scrutiny. We must make our ratings defensible if they are challenged. During this period we will reveal the importance of documentation.

Performance Review: Invariably the question will arise, When do I have time to complete my employees evaluation? During this period, we will show why we can not afford not to complete a through assessment of all our employees.


Times: 0800-1700

Credit Hours: 40


Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Training Annex
577 D Street, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Cost: $525.00

(Attendees are responsible for meals, travel, and/or lodging)


Instructor(s): Sgt. Mike Coker (ret.)

Registration Details:  with   PATC – https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=16849