Ethics Train-the-Trainer

Ethics and Character: Issues that Go to the Heart of Policing

- in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA

Georgetown Police Dept.
550 Bourbon Street
Georgetown, KY 40324

Past Event

Credits:TCOLE credit available


Since 1994, this highly interactive four day course has provided trainers and educators with materials, insights, and confidence to teach ethics to law enforcement audiences. Graduates of the course have come from law enforcement organizations across the United States, Canada, Great Britain, South America, and the Middle East.

Successful completion of this program has authorized graduates to present the eight hour Law Enforcement Ethics and the sixteen hour Ethics for Field Training Officers courses within their own agencies or local/regional academies. 


Tuition includes all instruction and handouts. Lodging and meals are excluded.

  • $650 per person

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For more details, download the online brochure.


  • Models for Ethical Decision-making
  • Identifying Dilemmas and “Stakeholders”
  • The Six Pillars of Character and The Principles of Ethical Policing
  • The Condition of Society: What Does it Mean to Policing?
  • Higher Standards/Different Standards
  • Strategies for Creating a Healthy Ethical Environment
  • Understanding the Present through Foundational Ethics

Who Should Attend?

Trainers and law enforcement practitioners preparing to teach or lead ethics discussions in their agencies or academies.

Note: This program is best suited for individuals with prior training experience.

Course Graduates

Since 1993, the Ethics Train-the-Trainer course has graduated over 10,000 law enforcement trainers, Course graduates have been drawn from over 750 agencies across the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Romania and Peru.


Daily 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Gregory Smith, M.A.

Mr. Gregory Smith is Director of the Institute for Law Enforcement Institute (ILEA). Prior to his appointment as Director, Gregory served ILEA for more than 17 years as Associate Director. From 1990-1999, Mr. Smith was an officer with the Baylor University-Medical Police Department in Dallas. He served in Patrol and managed the Crime Prevention and Community Services Section. In addition, Gregory served more than 21 years with the U.S. Army and the Army Reserve.

Gregory holds a B.S. degree in Sociology from Ball State University with a Minor in Multi-Cultural Education and Military Science. He also holds a M.A. degree in Sociology, (specializing in Social Psychology) from the University of Texas at Arlington.


"Great, great course! Very excited about sharing experience and knowledge w/our agency personnel."

"In my 29 years this is by far the best course of instruction I have ever attended."

- Past Participants

TCOLE Credit

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit is available for Texas officers.

Course Cancellation Policy

Occasionally, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) may be forced to cancel a scheduled program. Whenever possible, the decision to cancel is made at least fourteen days prior to the start of the program, and registered participants are notified once that decision has been made. If the distance to the training site requires that you make airline and/or hotel reservations, please contact ILEA (+1.972.244.3430) to inquire about the status of any program before making travel arrangements. While paid registrations in cancelled courses will be refunded in full, ILEA will not be responsible for monetary loss due to cancellations or changes in airline or hotel reservations.

Eligibility Policy

The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration provides  professional education and technical support to the law enforcement community. 

A registrant in an ILEA program must be a sworn officer; a civilian employee of a law enforcement department; or an employee of a municipal, county or state agency.

Anyone interested in attending an ILEA program who does not meet the above standard requirements will need to request advance approval. Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Fax: +1.972.244.3431