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Facilitating Community Oriented Policing and Problem Oriented Policing for Chiefs, Sheriffs and Command Staff

Hours: 6
Tuition: $75

Program Information:

As police officers progress through their careers they can become discouraged, cynical and disengaged.The many rigors of police work and constant demands to "do more with less" grow tiresome for those on the front line. Community Oriented Policing (COP) and Problem Oriented Policing (POP) techniques can help officers mobilize community resources to solve problems, ultimately reducing crime and repeat calls for service. Officers internal resistance can derail these efforts. All police manager move toward a prevention based model , measuring employee performance becomes more difficult. Traditional evaluations may not adequately capture the success of call reduction and crime prevention efforts. As a result police managers must change the way they evaluate their employees. The instructor will explore these issues and suggest strategies to overcome internal resistance, improve morale and engage the community.

Topical Areas:

  • The case for COP and POP
  • Understanding the police culture
  • Facilitating COP and POP
  • Community Engagement
  • Revitalization of the police spirit

Instructor: Bill Bongle

Bill is a 26 year veteran of the Green Bay Police Department Captain of one of the Green Bay's four police districts. He help establish Green Bay's first Community Policing Program in 1995. He also implemented a number of initiatives including:Green Bay's chronic nuisance abatement program, the "Armadillo", nuisance abatement surveillance vehicle the "Wheel of Warrants", You Tube program the "No Serve List" for chronic alcohol abusers and the WOW awards employee recognition program. Bill has been training police officers for the last 14 years and has been a presenter at conferences throughout the U.S. and the U.K.

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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Jim Kempinski
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Voice: (630) 942-2939

Trisha Augustyn
Administrative Assistant

Voice: (630) 942-2295

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