Supervisors face a growing number of challenges in law enforcement today. Not only must they
balance the responsibilities of providing qualified and competent employee performance for the
community, but for the employees as well. One important step to ensure this is to create and
maintain a professional work environment.
Unfortunately, there are employees who intentionally and unintentionally create a toxic work
While the number of toxic employees is generally low, the amount of damage they can cause in
an organization is very high. It is critical that leaders and supervisors understand the dynamics of
the toxic employee, how they are created, and ways to mitigate the damage to the department.
This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to identify and deal with the
Students Will Learn:
• The types of toxic employees and how to identify them.
• How toxic employees are created and steps to slow down and eliminate the issues that
cause the toxic employee.
• How to identify personalities during the hiring process to avoid potential toxic
• How to utilize performance evaluations and internal investigations to address and deal
with the toxic employees.