Leadership Development Course

May 07 - June 08, 2018   |   Huntington Beach


Course Description

This exclusive class provides line-level officers the building blocks to grow into leadership positions through the belief that the most powerful way to grow as a leader is to become truly self-aware. Each student will build a foundation for individual and organizational growth using curated readings and two nationally recognized self-assessment profiles integrated with group introspective activities. A promotion to sergeant workshop is also included.

At the conclusion of the LDC, your agency can expect to gain an officer who has explored the leadership concepts of Character, Competence, Caring, and Trust, and who has examined ways to effect organizational change that inspires community trust and support.

This is an excellent opportunity to involve your agency in leadership development at a statewide level. Please encourage your command staff to carefully consider who would best represent your agency and benefit from the encouragement of leadership values.

Applicants will be evaluated based on criteria including membership in CPOA, interest in promoting, work performance and recommendations of supervisors or direct commanders.

CPOA invites your agency to nominate up to two officers to apply for this 80-hour POST approved course*.  The DEADLINE to submit nomination applications is April 5, 2018.

*The 80 hours is split between two five-day weeks separated by several weeks.

This course will be held in Huntington Beach.  If your application is chosen and your nomination is confirmed, you will receive the details for the course.

Spring / Summer 2018 Instructors:

Rick Braziel
Rick Braziel was a member of the Sacramento Police Department for over 33 years including five years as Chief. He conducts organization assessments, critical incident reviews, and instructs in Team building, Communication Skills, Community Policing, and Leadership. Rick is an Executive Fellow at the Police Foundation. He was the lead investigator in the review of the police response to Christopher Dorner. He was a member of a team reviewing the riots in Ferguson Missouri and the St. Louis County Police Collaborative Reform Initiative. Rick also completed a review of the Stockton Police response to the Bank of the West robbery and hostage taking and the review of the December 2, 2015 terrorists attack in San Bernardino. He is Inspector General for Sacramento County. Rick is co-author of the book, COP TALK: ESSENTIAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR COMMUNITY POLICING. He holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Communication from CSU Sacramento and a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.

    Andrew Borrello
Andrew Borrello is a retired Police Captain and served with the San Gabriel Police Department for over 27 years. Andy is a certified California POST Master Instructor and graduate of Command College. He has been presenting law enforcement training in multiple subjects for over twenty years and specializes in career development, career advancement/promotion, and the promotional oral interview. Andy is the book author of the Police Promotion Super Course and his published articles have included topics such as leadership, management, career development, promotional testing, community policing, risk management, and ethics. Captain Borrello has served as a consultant DBA, POLICE PROMOTE and has taught thousands of law enforcement professionals through one-on-one consultations/coaching, seminars, keynote addresses, and large presentations for agencies and professional associations. Andy’s curriculum is unique in the industry, intense, and fun and it’s based on tangible simplicity, effectiveness, and real-world application.

Michael Goold

Who Should Attend:

Police Officers, Deputies, and Corporals, and Investigators who have the support and approval of their supervisor and department chief executive, and who can meet the following conditions for attending CPOA’s Leadership Development Course:

  • Complete all reading assignments, and homework assignments
  • Commit to attending all 10 class sessions (two 40-hour weeks)
  • Agree to take part in all learning activities through active class participation

Registration fees: $1,175.00

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $15 administrative fee.
There will be no refund for cancellations received within 15 days of the start date to the course. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.

Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.