At a Glance


 Career Development Series

Career Builder

  • Introductory classes on promotional process interviews and assessment centers

Simulated Interview and Assessment Center Exercises

  • Mock promotional exercises for every position from line supervisor to law enforcement executive

Tomorrow’s Police Chief

  • A specially designed set of topics for persons seeking law enforcement executive positions

 Contemporary Police Administration and Management Series

Supervisor Survival

  • Topics for the newly promoted, or the soon to be promoted, supervisor

Commander’s Retreat

  • Police Management and Administration for the experienced police leader

 Community Policing Leadership Series

The Transformational Police Leader

  • Seminars on topical Community Policing issues for law enforcement managers and chiefs

Command Staff Workshop

  • Development of Community Policing Strategies for the departmental command staff

Community Trust Building Workshop

  • City-Wide Neighborhood Policing/Crime Reduction Implementation Strategies

Career Development Series

Our mission is tied directly to reaching back to help the promising and motivated police leader to achieve their career goals. Bobcat Training provides the most comprehensive career development assistance in the law enforcement community. We want to help you get to the next step of your career ladder and to have a more successful and rewarding career when you get there.

Career Builder

Promotion process and assessment center classes

1.Introduction to the Promotional Process

2.Improving Promotion Process Performance

Simulated Interview and Assessment Center Exercises

Simulated promotional exercises for every position from line supervisor to law enforcement executive

3.Simulated Group Exercises –

  • Supervisor In-Basket
  • Manager/Executive In-Basket

4.Supervisor/Manager Simulated Individual Exercise

  • Interview
  • Operations Activity
  • Employee Counselling
  • Citizen Interview
  • Press Conference
  • Command Briefing
  • Computer Based Exercise

5.  Executive Simulated Individual Exercise

  • Executive Town Hall Meeting
  • Executive Interview

Tomorrow’s Police Chief

A specially designed set of topics for persons seeking law enforcement executive positions

Guest Presenters include search firm representatives and current major city police chiefs.

Bring your resume!

  • Where the Jobs Are
  • Preparing the Better Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • First Hurdle – The Candidate Questions
  • Assessment Center
  • Final Interview
  • Negotiating a Contract
  • Accepting or Rejecting the Offer
  • Before Taking Office... Researching the City, the Department and Your Future Boss

Contemporary Police Administration and Management Series

We offer a range of police topics specifically designed to strengthen management skills while developing a sense of leadership, teamwork and excellence

Supervisor Survival

Topics for the newly promoted, or the soon to be promoted, supervisor. We emphasize the transition to supervisor and build a base of skills for the new first line supervisor. This is the most important promotion in a police leader’s career and we believe in starting them off on the right foot. Our Performance Management and associated modules provide a basis for the supervisor to establish strong productive relationships with each of their subordinates as well as tips on managing problem and troubled employees.

  • Introduction to Management Philosophy 
  • Transitioning to Supervisor
  • Performance Management
  • Supervising the Problem or Troubled Employee

Commander’s Retreat

Police Management and Administration for the experienced police leader. We have created a series of management topics that we believe are the most important to supervisor and manager success. We have purposely not included managerial courses that are readily available elsewhere and have focused on areas that develop stronger police leaders. Our philosophy is to tie our career development topics directly to the managerial functions actually performed in the field. Our simulated exercises in our Mock Assessment Center are grounded in the same management theory and practice presented in our classes. We occasionally add a third day of the Commander’s Retreat to present modules and topics from our Community Policing Leadership Series. It is our very best bargain.

  • Performance Management
  • Managing Neighborhood Safety
  • Successful Leadership
  • Effective Resource Management
  • Strategic Planning Productive Communication
  • Branding and Marketing a Positive Department Image
  • Managing the New or Underachieving Officer
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Succession Planning
  • Early Intervention
  • Administrative Investigations
  • Risk Management
  • Service Call Management     
  • Problem Solving
  • Management Theory
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Preventing a Hostile Work Environment
  • Value Based Leadership        

Community Policing Leadership Series

Our Community Policing Training is organized around the latest cutting edge thinking in the industry. We are focused on moving beyond the philosophy of Neighborhood Policing and into the actual implementation of specific strategies to build mutual trust between the police and the communities that they service. We are uniquely positioned to assist the management team of the police agency as well as the public officials and community leaders that serve alongside them.

The Transformational Police Leader

Bobcat Training offers a range of topics which make up the core of elements critical to Community Policing and the Building of Community Trust. Several of our topics were developed by the COPS Office. Others reflect policies and procedures that have demonstrated better community engagement and reduced crime. During the class, we host a “Town Hall Lunch” with a guest expert presenter. We invite local police, government and community leaders to share the experience with us.

  • The History of American Policing – From the Night Watch to Community Policing
  • Fair and Impartial Policing
  • Recruiting for Diversity
  • Neighborhood Policing
  • Engaging the Community
  • Consent Decrees
  • Procedural Justice
  • Police – Youth Relations
  • Transforming the Organization
  • Police Oversight
  • Reducing Calls for Service
  • Neighborhood Crime Reduction

Community Policing Leadership Workshop for Command Staff

Development of Community Policing Strategies for the departmental command staff. We are uniquely positioned to assist the management team of the police agency to explore methodologies to increase minority recruiting, practice fair and impartial policing and to improve relations with minority youth.


Community Policing Leadership Workshop for Police and Community Leaders

Bobcat facilitated workshops are created for police and community leaders to discuss ways in which to build better bonds while also improving crime reduction strategies.

 

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