Law Enforcement Administration

Ethics Train-the-Trainer

What’s Right? What’s Wrong? What’s the Difference?


Plano, Texas, USA

Past Event

28 hours TCOLE Credit

ILEA Headquarters
at The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

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This course will give law enforcement personnel an opportunity to explore and discuss the state of ethics and moral reasoning in the American criminal justice system, with a special emphasis on the day-to-day realities of policing. Strategies will be offered to help improve ethical decision making on personal and professional levels. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to develop strategies for creating and maintaining a positive ethical climate within their own work environment.

Successful completion of this program will authorize 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.

Your agency’s participation in this program will have a win-win result. The participants who attend will receive valued training of national caliber that will benefit your agency with personnel who can then "carry the message" to your fine men and women. 


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

  • $690 ILEA Member
  • $790 Non-Member


  • 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
  • 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.


  • Sergeant Frank Bradford, III, M.A.

    Sergeant Frank Bradford is a 24 year veteran with the Richardson Police Department, Texas. He started his law enforcement career in 1992 and has served as a Field Training Officer, S.W.A.T. Team Member, Negotiator, In-Service Instructor, School Resource Officer and Community Liaison Officer. He is currently assigned as the Crime Prevention Sergeant.

    As a first line supervisor, Frank has been a driving force within in his organization, exemplifying and modeling successful leadership within his purview. He was awarded Supervisor of the Year by the department, his peers and police volunteers for his team-building and leadership style.

    Sgt. Bradford earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas; a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior from the University of Texas at Dallas; and a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Criswell College in Dallas, Texas.

  • Richard N. Holden, Ph.D.

    Dr. Richard Holden joined ILEA in 2015 as its Scholar-in-Residence. In addition, Dr. Holden is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas at Dallas. He has written two editions of a police management book, numerous articles for professional journals and regularly presents at conferences.

    Dr. Holden holds a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University; a M.S. degree in human relations and management; and a B.S. degree in criminal justice from Abilene Christian University.


Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Overnight Accommodations

Hyatt Place Plano welcomes our guests attending ILEA - Ethics Train the Trainer, at The Center for American and International Law. We have set aside a block of rooms with a group rate of $99/night, plus applicable fees/taxes for 9/16/2018-9/20/2018.

Please make your reservations by 9/1/2018. As long as the reservation is made by this date, and the group block has availability, you will receive the group rate. Any reservations not received on or before this cut-off date are subject to hotel availability at the best available prevailing rate.

Booking Instructions

Book online

Type in Arrival/Departure Dates
Enter Group/Corporate #: G-ETTT
Call 888-HYATT-HP (888.492.8847) or 972.378.3997

Dates available: 9/16/2018-9/20/2018
Mention the group name: CAILAW / Ethics Train the Trainer

  • A valid credit card is required to make reservations
  • Tax Exemption Certificates and Credit Card Authorization Forms may be faxed to the hotel directly at 972.608.4427 prior to your arrival.

TCOLE Credit

Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for twenty-eight (28) hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit.

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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