Seminar Title

Mastering the Leadership Challenges of Law Enforcement

Dates of Events

03/28/2022 through 04/01/2022

Last Updated: 02/03/2022
Instructor(s): Bill Westfall, Danny Price, Pete Wood
Location: Wyndham Indianapolis West - 2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241
Hotel: Wyndham Indianapolis West - 2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241
Course Registration Fee: $525
Instructor Bio
Bill Westfall
William S. Westfall is currently President of the Gallagher - Westfall Group of Indiana. He manages, develops and provides a wide range of leadership, supervision and management services to the public sector. He has provided, liability, leadership and supervisory training to thousands of police officers and public sector personnel in nearly every state in the United States as well as having been featured as a guest speaker in both Canada as well as University of Portsmouth, England. He is well known for providing practical, applicable skill improvement in a powerful, motivational environment.
Previously Mr. Westfall was the Assistant Director of the Institute for Liability Management, an organization devoted to law enforcement liability reduction. Prior to his appointment with the Institute, Mr. Westfall was Director of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy where he oversaw the upgrading of the entry level basic law enforcement curriculum to a ten week 500+ hour program, directed the establishment of the MLEA Executive Institute for chiefs and sheriffs and assisted with the restructuring of courses for supervisors and for in-service training.
Mr. Westfall also served as Director of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Academy responsible for training programs delivered across the state to and for all law enforcement agencies. His duties also included the administration of the Organized Crime Institute, the Executive Institute and the development of the Center for Advanced Law Enforcement Studies.
In prior positions, Mr. Westfall has served as Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Bureau Chief for the Division of Police Standards and Training for the state of Florida charged with the enforcement of all pre-employment standards for police and corrections officers, their certification, and then decertification if they failed to maintain those norms.
Mr. Westfall began his career in law enforcement with the Alaska State Troopers where he served in a variety of functions during a four year tenure. In 1969 he was selected as "Trooper of the Year" for the South-central Region and was recognized by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce as "Lawman of the Year" for services provided to the Anchorage area. Prior to his entry into law enforcement, Mr. Westfall served a four-year term in the United States Marine Corps to include Vietnam where he served with 3/4 Marines and 1/7 Marines in Phu Bai and Chu Lai.
Mr. Westfall received his BA in Criminology cum laude from Florida State University and has completed course work toward a graduate degree in Public Administration. He is also a graduate of the well respected FBI National Academy where he was selected as class spokesman for the 141st Session.
Mr Westfall co-created and teaches, The Seven Layers of Success©, created, The Leadership Test© a tool for improving decision making as both a leader and a manager and is co-creator of The Q6 Performance Leadership Model© along with five long term friends and colleagues.

Danny Price
Danny Price is a veteran of law enforcement and leadership instruction.  He began his policing career with the Indiana State Police in 1986 as a trooper in Southern Indiana and has worked his way through the ranks of sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and major.  His 34+ years of law enforcement include 26 in leadership positions giving him a unique view of management, leadership, and supervision from the perspective of a first-line supervisor to that of top management.

Danny has taught leadership development for two decades and has been an adjunct instructor for Vincennes University.  Danny holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana and a Master’s degree from Indiana University.  He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Command Officer Development Course from the University of Louisville and the 194th session of the FBI National Academy.  He also instructs through The Price Consulting Group L.L.C.

Pete Wood
Peter B. Wood graduated from Binghamton University in New York with an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Law. He graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1995, and has served as an Indiana State Trooper for over twenty-five years. He continued his formal education at the Valparaiso University School of Law, attaining the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence.
He currently serves as the North Zone Legal Advisor for the Indiana State Police. During his tenure there, in addition to being a constitutional law instructor and legal counsel, he has served as a road patrol trooper, canine interdiction officer, riverboat gambling enforcement agent, and a field supervisor. He currently instructs recruit level criminal law, department-wide yearly legal updates, and varied subjects revolving around search and seizure constitutional issues. He has been a guest instructor at the Indiana Prosecutors Council, the United States Attorney General’s Conference, the HIDTA National Domestic Highway Interdiction Initiative, and several local Indiana law enforcement agencies. He also provides legal instruction and advice to several Sheriffs in northern Indiana as a Legal Deputy.

Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Ask any fire chief, chief of police or sheriff and they will indicate that their greatest concern is the quality of their first line supervision. Each has learned in their own time that the most important link to their success as an agency administrator lies in the hands of the supervisor who may be running a shift or entire department in their absence. Given this fact it is remarkable how few skills we provide to our supervisors to provide direction to and develop their subordinates. That is the purpose of this seminar, to provide meaningful supervisory, leadership skills to the participant so that they can provide the proper direction to their people. To develop their people as one leader stated so well, "Until they don't need them anymore."
This session was developed by The Gallagher-Westfall Group. Long recognized as some of the most innovative trainers in the public safety field in the arena of leadership and liability training, this program has been developed over a period of thirty years and will introduce the Seven Layers of Success©, The Leadership Test©, and the DISC® as teachable tools that will improve the skills and abilities of supervisors and managers to both manage and lead.
This seminar draws on much of the work that had dramatically impacted on the subject of supervisory leadership in the last twenty-five years. This course is specifically designed to assist the supervisor to understand the application of today's leadership literature to the world in which they work. Attendees will be introduced to the elements of leadership, the differences between leadership and management and how to develop them within their own supervisory role.
Beginning with an overview of the development of our knowledge of what leadership is, the participants will perform a self analysis to determine their present communication and leadership styles. There will be an emphasis placed on the leader as communicator, trainer, developer of people, quality control inspector, and their role as an extension of the agency’s management and leadership.
For all the complexity of what we do, two of the most critical leadership skills are those dealing with relationships and productivity of our teams. This seminar will identify how critical these two variables are to good leadership and then will skill build them. Tools are provided that will assist the attendee to work more effectively as a developer with their people, both as individuals and as a team. Case studies and illustrations are included as part of the curriculum.
These sessions are taught utilizing much of the current thought of adult education principals to accelerate learning. They include audio visual resources utilizing projection systems, multiple mediums and color classroom peripherals and handouts used to reinforce learning points. There will be active class participation and application of the material presented.
Supervisors - “Why Are We Getting Sued”: Over the past decade, law enforcement has been confronted with increasing public scrutiny leading to litigation. One of the claims by plaintiffs’ attorneys is that the supervisor failed to supervise his or her officer, which created the officer’s negligence or misconduct. This block of instruction will provide you with the knowledge that every supervisor/leader should have to help prevent liability while also enhancing officer performance.
Investigating Citizen Complaints: Every supervisor has been confronted by a citizen who alleges that the officer has mistreated them, used poor language, or made sexual overtures and they want to talk to a supervisor. It is important for supervisors to know how to receive a complaint, properly investigate the complaint, resolve the complaint, or turn the complaint over to Internal Affairs.
The following are the objectives that we will address during the course of this seminar:
1.) The participant will be able to define paradigms and paradigm shifts as it relates to their role as a leader of people.
2.) The participant will understand the distinctive difference between leadership and management.
3.) The participant will understand that the role of a leader and of a manager are distinctively different skills sets that arguable impact separate things in the organization and for an organization to reach its potential one must both manage and lead.
4.) The Leadership Test© will be introduced as a tool to improve decision making as both a manager and a leader around tactical, operational and personnel decisions
5.) The participant will be able to assess their communication and management style and the communication and management style of those for whom they work using the DISC® as an assessment tool.
6.) The participant will be able to understand the need for intervention and provide correct strategies to address negative and destructive group behavior as a leader.
7.) The participant will be able to utilize the DiSC© to better understand and solve relationship or productivity problems within their respective unit.