First Line Supervision Series - 5 day course Montgomery

Dates: November 2-6, 2020

Meets: M, Tu, W, Th and F from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160

APOST Hours: 30.00

Cost: $0.00

There are 3 openings remaining at this time.



This is a 5-day course with limited enrollment. Your Supervisors' approval is mandatory.

Please have your supervisor provide a letter or email to approving your attendance.

Location: AUM Center for Lifelong Learning

Address: 75 TechnaCenter Drive Montgomery, AL 36117

Law Enforcement hours: 30 hours

Are you prepared to lead in the 21st Century? The demands of law enforcement are changing on a daily basis and the skills needed to effectively supervise law enforcement personnel are changing to meet the new challenges.

This course is specifically designed for law enforcement professionals who occupy executive level and first line supervisory positions or who expect to occupy them in the future. It will review the basic skills needed for all supervisory levels and provides "hands-on" experience in sharpening those skills. This five-day course in the FLS Series defines law enforcement leadership, provides practical tips to effectively lead officers in today's environment and demonstrates goals and time management strategies to insure the leadership techniques are effective and timely.

The class will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to First Line Supervision
  • Leadership Basics
  • Leadership Ethics
  • Goal Setting
  • Time Management
  • Motivation
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Budgeting
  • Practical Negotiations
  • Meeting and Strategies
  • Stress Management
  • Supervisor Liabilities
  • Media Relations


0830-0900 Registration and Introductions (Day 1)

0900-1200 Session 1

1200-1300 Lunch (On your own)

1300-1600 Session 2

Instructors: Robert Thetford (FBI Retired) has 25 years, Legal Counsel, FBI, attorney and former prosecutor; certified APOST instructor since 1984; author/co-author of five books and numerous articles.

Dr. Lou Harris (FBI retired) 25 years as federal investigator, relief supervisor and was assigned to the Yakima Indian reservation for 11 years. Retired Chair of the Criminal Justice Department, Faulkner University 1993 - 2017; certified APOST instructor since 1987.

This seminar is sponsored by AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc., the Alabama Peace Officers Association, U.S. Attorney's Office, MDA, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is partially funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant #19-DJ-ST-002 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse.

This is a 5 day class and you must attend all 5 days. This APOST Certified (30hour) training seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. each day (registration at 8:30 day 1), and will end at 4:00 p.m. This seminar is open to law enforcement officers only.

For Questions about Registration: (334) 244-3804 or email

Fee: $0.00

Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160

2020 NO SHOW/CANCELLATION POLICY: Since we have VERY limited seating in classrooms with social distancing, NO SHOWS without notice effects people on class waitlists. We understand that in the law enforcement profession there are times that you cannot attend a class, but you can notify us by responding to the reminder emails that are sent out approximately one week prior to the class. We will begin tracking all no shows (people who do not attend class and don't notify us prior to the start of class). We are hoping this policy will cut down on people registering for numerous classes and not showing up for the those classes, which causes a 10-30% no show rate.

Date Day Time Location
11/02/2020Monday9 AM to 4 PM Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160
11/03/2020Tuesday9 AM to 4 PM Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160
11/04/2020Wednesday9 AM to 4 PM Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160
11/05/2020Thursday9 AM to 4 PM Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160
11/06/2020Friday9 AM to 4 PM Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160


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