What’s Right? What’s Wrong? What’s the Difference?
Plano, Texas, USA
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.
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.
Paul Boyles, PhD
Lexington Police Department, KY
Paul Boyles has been employed with the Lexington Police Department since February of 2006 promoting to the rank of Lieutenant in Sept 2016. He has held numerous supervisory positions and is currently serving as an Investigator, Inspector, and Court Liaison in the Public Integrity Unit (Internal Affairs).
Prior to joining the Lexington Police Department, Lieutenant Boyles attended the University of Kentucky and was pursuing a Ph.D. in Philosophy, with a focus on ethical theory. He earned his Master’s Degree and completed his coursework toward a Ph.D. before joining the department. He has since resumed his studies at the University of Kentucky and will complete his dissertation on Moral Perception in Thomas Aquinas in August of 2020. Lieutenant Boyles has taught a variety of courses in philosophy and police ethics at the University of Kentucky, Morehead State University, Eastern Kentucky University, and the Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Since 2016 he has assisted ILEA as an instructor for the Ethics Train-the-Trainer course.
Lieutenant Boyles also heads the Lexington Police Department Police Ethics program. He teaches ethics courses for In-Service Training, Recruit Training, as well as ethics blocks of instruction for various specialized programs within the department. Lieutenant Boyles is also an instructor for Kentucky Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), a program for helping officers assist those suffering crisis due to mental illnesses.
Frank Bradford, MA
Richardson Police Department, TX
Sergeant Frank Bradford, III is a 27-year veteran with the Richardson Police Department. He started his law enforcement career in 1992. Since that time, he 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. In 2016, he was awarded Supervisor of the Year by the department, his peers and police volunteers for his team-building and leadership style.
Even prior to his evolution as a law enforcement officer, Frank had a keen interest in communication and leadership within various types of organizations. He first honed his conflict resolution and customer service skills during a previous career in the airline industry. These interests and his formal/informal leadership led him to explore, through academia, organizational behavior and the psychology of leadership. He developed teaching, strategic management and interpersonal communication skills while serving at Faith Based and Non-Profit Organizations. As an officer, he has had the opportunity to share his perspective on leadership within the Richardson PD as well as with various businesses, religious and educational institutions.
Frank 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.
Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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.
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.