Succeeding as a Police Chief: Beyond the Basics

This three-day, POST Certified, course best serves those who are new to the Police Chief role or have already taken the Becoming a Police Chief course. Participants will explore the first six months on the job, identify department priorities, and listen to common first year challenges. Highlights of the course will include navigating the professional and personal challenges of being a Chief and contemporary issues in 21st Century policing. This course is a build-on to our Becoming a Police Chief course and designed to assist with "what's next" on the job. This course is part of CPCA's Executive Development Certificate program

This course topics will include: 

  • Six Month Plan for New Police Chiefs
  • Building Effective Teams
  • The Fate and Fortune of Police-Community Trust
  • A Discussion of Current Issues
  • Navigating the Professional and Personal Challenges of Being a Chief
  • Contemporary Issues in 21st Century Policing: Where to from here? 

Course Instructors
Chief Susan Manheimer (retired), San Mateo Police Department
Chief Tom Chaplin (retired), Walnut Creek Police Department
Chief Lyle Martin (retired), Bakersfield Police Department
Chief Rick Braziel (retired), Sacramento Police Department

Course Coordinator & Instructor
Chief Darryl McAllister (retired), Union City Police Department

Course Dates & Locations
Monday, January 24 - Wednesday, January 26 in Napa
Monday, May 2 - Wednesday, May 4 in Palm Springs