Live On-Site Training

We have trained the country’s largest and smallest departments and worked in every state. Our trainers embrace positive training methods that make training stick.

Randy Means & Associates provide world-class live, in-person training at select locations. Explore our live training options below.  Please note that all live training can be delivered remotely via a  Live Interactive Webinar.  Please refer to the Event Calendar below for up-to-date live in-person training offerings.

Cost (which includes all travel and per diem costs): First Day: $3,500 Each successive day is $2,500  So for example a two-day program would be an all inclusive cost of $6,000

Managing Police Discipline (MPD)

Category: Live Training (2 1/2 DAYS)

Randy Means, JD

Speaker

Next Level Leadership Series- Advanced Command Staff Training for Policy-Makers 

Category: Live Training (1-3 DAYS)
(A Leadership Video Series is Available but it is NOT a replication of our live training programs)

Randy Means

Speaker

 Advanced Internal Affairs

(Including Officer-Involved Shootings And Other Critical Incident Management)
Category: Live Training (3 DAYS)

Greg Seidel

Speaker

Constitutional Policing

(Formerly PATS, the Police Authority Training System)
Category: Live Training (2-DAYS)

Randy Means

Speaker

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Managing Police  Discipline (MPD)

Category: Live Training (2 1/2 DAYS)

Multi-Faceted Training in Leadership, Accountability & Related Systems
 

Proactive “Disciplinary” Measures

 

The need to use a lot of punitive discipline suggests a poorly disciplined organization. In a “well-disciplined” organization, systems work properly and people do what they’re supposed to do, including follow the rules.  This seminar explains a variety of enhanced leadership initiatives, including focused policy and strengthened systems, to achieve “disciplinary” goals. Progressive discipline is explained in great depth, not only in purpose and concept, but also as a structured and positive system designed to draw employee’s attention to the need to follow the rules without the need for punitive discipline. So, this training is a multi-faceted project. It begins with broad introductory discussions about the shaping of organizational culture through enhanced methods of human development and proper use of strengthened systems. It then moves quickly into several hours of training on enhanced, proactive leadership initiatives to build motivation through inspiration, buy-in, respect and other positives, then illuminates the specific policy, training and systems necessary to accomplish this.
 
Disciplinary Policy, Training & Systems
 
Leadership styles can and will vary from leader to leader but adherence to certain key principles cannot. Leaders must put employees on clear notice of organizational standards. Those standards must then be consistently enforced. Disciplinary sanctions must be consistent and proportionate.  In certain key respects, supervision cannot vary from supervisor to supervisor; overarching consistency must be maintained from workgroup to workgroup. This requires a systemic approach to what historically was left to individual supervisory and managerial discretions. Practical application of all this is demonstrated. The program shows the need for organizational solutions to organizational solutions to organizational problems. It helps first-line supervisors and mid-managers see a bigger picture.  Perhaps more importantly, it reminds senior leadership – the “big picture” people – of the vital need still to mind the store and keep close watch on the “little” things.  If you take care of problems while they’re small, you don’t get a lot of big problems. 
 
Reactive “Disciplinary” Measures – What All Leaders Need to Know About IA and Discipline
 
This is not a deep dive into internal investigation and management of that function. That coverage is in our Advanced Internal Affairs course. This course covers the kinds of things that all leaders need to know about responding to acts of misconduct and other negative critical incidents. Suspected misconduct and certain critical incidents require internal investigation, adjudication and sometimes the application of punitive disciplinary outcomes, including termination of employment. So, this program also teaches the knowledge needed to oversee internal affairs work in a way that reflects professional core values and increases public and officer trust in process fairness and legitimacy. It covers ordinary administrative matters and extraordinary matters like use of force, critical incidents, and officer-involved shootings. There is discussion of the role of regular supervisors in internal affairs and discipline processes, proper use of disciplinary systems, complaint handling and methods of assuring fairness in case adjudication and disposition.

If you would like more information, please download the program flyer:

 

 

 

Next Level Leadership Series-Advanced Command Staff Training for Policy-Makers 

Category: Live Training (1-3 DAYS)

Leadership styles can and will vary from leader to leader but adherence to certain key principles cannot. Leaders must put employees on clear notice of organizational standards. Those standards must then be consistently enforced. Disciplinary sanctions must be consistent and proportionate.  In certain key respects, supervision cannot vary from supervisor to supervisor; overarching consistency must be maintained from work group to work group. This requires a systemic approach to what historically was left to individual supervisory and managerial discretion. The program shows the need for organizational solutions to organizational problems. It reminds senior leadership – the “big picture” people – of the vital need still to mind the store and keep close watch on the “little” things.  If you take care of problems while they’re small, you don’t get a lot of big problems. Program theme: Finding True North.

If you would like more information, please download the program flyer:

 

 

 

Advanced Internal Affairs

(Including Officer-Involved Shootings and Other Critical Incident Management)

Category: Live Training (2-DAYS)

This unique program will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct, supervise and manage internal affairs work in a manner that reflects organizational core values and creates high levels of public and officer trust in its fairness and legitimacy.

It covers both ordinary administrative matters and extraordinary matters like use of force and critical incident investigation, including investigation of officer-involved shootings. Focus is on thorough and highly competent complaint handling and internal investigation. There is also discussion of the role of regular supervisors in the internal affairs and discipline as well as the proper structure of disciplinary systems. This seminar explains a variety of enhanced leadership initiatives, including focused policy and strengthened systems, to achieve both proactive and reactive “disciplinary” goals.

 

If you would like more information, please download the program flyer:

 

 

 

Constitutional Policing

Category: Live Training (2-DAYS) and eLearning (12, one-hour modules)

(A Constitutional Policing Video Series is Also Available but it is NOT a replication of live training programs or e-learning. Rather, it spotlights and offers needed information on some of the most common problem areas.)

Randy Means, JD is a constitutional policing expert and the author of this training. In this live training, Randy shares his expert analysis of constitutional law and how it applies to law enforcement activity. He covers the federal constitutional principles – arrest and detention, search and seizure, interview and interrogation – that govern day to day law enforcement work and that can, and do, cause criminal cases and civil lawsuits to be won and lost. This training is interactive and designed and delivers straight talk about a complex area of law. The also available e-Learning replicates the content of the live training and includes testing.

 

If you would like more information, please download the program flyer: