Smaller law enforcement agencies often face unique challenges in the law enforcement field. Frequent changes in leadership and limited access to resources are some of the most common challenges. Many smaller agencies also face difficulties in bringing adequate leadership and management training to their departments. The IACP’s Leading by Legacy program was designed to address these challenges.
The IACP’s Leading by Legacy program began in 2009, and held its first training in July of 2010. The Leading by Legacy training course is an intensive and interactive 2.5 day event covering a host of leadership and management topics. One of the foundational elements of the Leading by Legacy program is the Leading by Legacy Resource Toolkit. Initially available via CD-ROM, the toolkit was limited in its ability to quickly update and meet the ever-changing challenges of today’s smaller departments.
With the support of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), we are pleased to announce the launch of our new Leading By Legacy Online Resource Toolkit! This online toolkit provides first line supervisors, command staff, and police executives with information that will aid in their individual, organizational, and community legacies. The resources provided in this toolkit are intended to increase leadership skills, promote departmental stability, and facilitate community needs in smaller agencies. The online toolkit also features resources used and developed by Leading by Legacy trainers and advisors.
For further details and direct access to the online resource toolkit, please visit the Leading by Legacy webpage.