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Seminar Title:  
Leading Behind the Badge

DATES:  5/22/2018 through 5/23/2018

INSTRUCTOR(S):  James Dodson

LOCATION:  SeaGate Convention Center - 401 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo, OH  43604

HOTEL:  Park Inn by Radisson - Toledo, OH  419-241-3000
$93.00 Single or Double
Identify with Public Agency Training Council or Group Code 0522PATCKR

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

James W. Dodson Commander (Retired)
Odessa, Texas Police Department

James W. Dodson is a fourth-generation Texas Police Officer with 27 years of service with the Odessa Police Department, serving 92,000 citizens of West Texas. During his service to the community, he rose through the ranks to the position of Police Commander, which he held for 14 years. Commander Dodson had extensive experience in narcotics law enforcement, both as an agent and supervisor. He had over seventeen years of command experience in managing the Internal Affairs function, the Criminal Investigations Bureau, and the Patrol Services Bureau. This experience was in a progressive police department with an authorized strength of over 250 sworn and civilian personnel. Commander Dodson was a state-certified instructor for over 22 years, specializing in the areas of Arrest, Search and Seizure, Police Supervision and Leadership. He has established a continuous proven track record in his commitment to the development of public safety professionals. In June of 2006, he was awarded the Texas Police Association “Wallace Beasley Award” for outstanding contribution to law enforcement training and education.

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Public safety and criminal justice professionals encounter, on a daily basis, a myriad of society’s most difficult and demanding challenges. The sound leadership principles and skills taught in this training will provide new and current leaders at all levels with a foundation that will allow them to immediately transfer these principles and skills to real-life challenges that they will encounter in both their personal and professional lives.

Today’s public safety and criminal justice agencies need strong leaders and many of them. To meet the demands placed upon these agencies, leadership should be developed at all levels of the organization and all employees from the agency head and others down through the ranks to supervisors, trainers, officers, and civilian employees, should be inspired to act as leaders. The leadership challenge of developing excellence in yourself and others is built upon a well established truth, “You can not lead others until you can lead yourself.” Much of the leadership training today is geared more toward ability and proficiency in one’s profession. It often ignores the benefits of developing sound personal leadership principles in our personnel which serve as the foundation on which to build cohesiveness within an organization and enhance all other professional development. This course focuses on proven principles of personal leadership development. It offers a blueprint that will greatly impact and influence any new, current or future leader that true leadership excellence is about doing the right thing, setting the right example, serving as a positive role model and making a difference in the lives of others.
“Leading Behind the Badge” is about sound human resource development that highlights the difference in an average organization or one that provides the “winning edge” in employee, staff and organizational development.

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