Leadership in Police Organizations Utilizes Human Behavior Science


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Phil Pulaski is a law enforcement executive with over 35 years of experience. Phil Pulaski formerly served as chief of detectives of the New York City Police Department, and was responsible for 3,600 personnel who investigated more than 256,000 felony and misdemeanor crimes, and arrested more than 39,000 offenders. During his career in the NYPD Phil Pulaski also served as Deputy Commissioner of Operations and Commanding Officer of several large commands including the Intelligence Division, Counterterrorism Bureau, FBI / NYPD Joint Terrorist Task Force, Detective Borough Manhattan, Detective Borough Bronx, Special Investigations Division and Forensic Investigations Division.

Phil Pulaski belongs to a number of law enforcement associations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). The IACP will launch the 2018 series of its flagship leadership development program, Leadership in Police Organizations, in April.

The Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO) program draws from the idea that every officer is a leader and fosters leadership development using modern behavioral science concepts tailored to the environment of law enforcement. Course content is designed to help police leaders build an understanding of theories affecting human motivation, performance, and satisfaction in achieving organizational goals. Additionally, they learn frameworks for transferring knowledge and experience into effective actions and practice applying their learnings to real-world situations.

The curriculum examines leadership at three levels: leading individuals, groups, and organizations. Training takes place over the course of three weeks and delivers instruction through an applied learning model that incorporates interactive elements, such as role playing and class exercises. In addition, participants will learn strategies for influencing human behavior for optimizing motivation, performance, and satisfaction. Courses conclude with a group change project presentation, which gives students the chance to identify existing organizational issues and propose solutions.

Program dates and locations vary according to the hosting organization. For more information on upcoming LPO programs, visit theiacp.org/Leadership-in- Police-Organizations-LPO.