Comprehensive Staff Inspections
This course will provide focused and intensive training for law enforcement administrators responsible for staff inspection activities. The class accentuates organizational problem solving, rather than punitive inspection methods, through the emphasis of positive, non-adversarial intervention to improve unit effectiveness.
A new focus of the class will be teaching you how to use inspections to provide accurate information concerning areas affected by the economic downturn. This may include: if we cut services, what areas could be cut? How has the agency been affected by the cuts? What can be restructured to save money?
Individuals or agencies currently working with "the military (adversarial) model" of staff inspection may consider this course as a vehicle for restructuring their unit.
• Mission and purpose of the staff inspection unit
• Basic staff inspection methods and policies
• Basics of organizational dynamics
• Selecting the proper methodology for interviewing and fact-finding
• Organizing data for effective analysis
• Principles of written communication and elements of effective reports
• How to "marry" inspections and accreditation to help gain, maintain and retain certification
• Pros and cons of "making" and "not making" recommendations
• Using inspections to enhance management team building
• Using inspections to assist with professional development of managers and supervisors
• Using inspections as a vehicle to enhance organizational accountability
• Using inspections to identify and provide support for departmental economic planning and decisions
• How staff inspections can help the agency improve on and maintain a healthy level of public trust
Audience: Law enforcement administrators and supervisors, accreditation managers, inspectors and auditors who are new to the role, and seasoned and trained inspectors looking for new ideas
Course length: 32 hours