Ethics in Policing

Ethics in Policing (LE-E01)

PURPOSE OF COURSE:   This 8-hour program has been designed to help Officers identify and cultivate a strong moral code that leads to ethical behavior.

COURSE OVERVIEW:      This course combines adult learning methods to provide a blended learning experience for students including lecture, individual and partner exercises, group learning, case study, and scenario-based role-play exercises. The primary focus of the course will be to provide practical skills that the student can use to aid in ethical behavior and decision-making.

COURSE GOALS:    The goals of this course are to:

  1. Discuss the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics (IACP).

  2. Identify the roles that principles, values, and moral judgment play in ethical conduct.

  3. Identify how “Good Character” contributes to ethical conduct.

  4. Identify the “3 Pillars” of “Good Character.”

  5. Discuss ethical dilemmas faced by officers daily.

  6. Apply the ethical decision-making process in evaluating options.

  7. Engage in active role-play and practice ethical behavior.

  8. Use case studies to discuss ethical dilemmas and identify ways of avoiding unethical behavior.

  9. Discuss practical application of any policy, ordinance, or law on ethical behavior as required.

Ethics in Policing - Instructor (LE-E02)

PURPOSE OF COURSE:   This 8-hour program has been designed to train instructors in the delivery of James Wagner and Associates, LLC Ethics Training Programs.

COURSE OVERVIEW:      The primary focus of the course will be to develop instructors’ skills in delivering James Wagner and Associates, LLC Ethics Training Programs. Upon completion of the training course, instructors will be qualified to deliver the following Ethics courses:

  1. Ethics (Initial 4-hour)

  2. Ethics (in-service 1-hour)

  3. Roll Call Training

COURSE GOALS:    The goals of this course are to:

  1. Discuss the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics (IACP).

  2. Identify accreditation requirements for ethics training.

  3. Identify the importance of a moral code on ethical behavior.

  4. Discuss ethical dilemmas faced by officers daily.

  5. Identify the ethical decision-making process for use in evaluating options.

  6. Practice using case studies, role-play, and scenarios to discuss ethical dilemmas and instruct on ways to avoid unethical behavior.

  7. Discuss practical application of any policy, value statement, ordinance, or law on ethical behavior as required.

  8. Discuss Lesson plans and Presentations and their appropriate use.

  9. Identify agency-specific modifications that should be added to the material.

  10. Practice course delivery and classroom management.

  11. Identify record-keeping requirements.

  12. Obtain access to materials on-line.