What’s Right? What’s Wrong? What’s the Difference?
September 13-16, 2021
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, Ph.D., Lieutenant – Bureau of Investigation-Personal Crimes Section, Lexington Police Department, KY
Lt. Boyles joined the Lexington Police Department in 2006 as an Officer, promoted to Sergeant in 2014 and to Lieutenant in September 2016. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Virtue Ethics and Thomistic Ethics and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Kentucky, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Cornell College. 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.
Frank Bradford, Sergeant – Richardson Police Department, TX
Frank Bradford is a Sergeant with the Richardson Police Department, Texas beginning his law enforcement career in 1992. As a first line supervisor, Frank has been a driving force within his organization, exemplifying and modeling successful leadership within his purview. He has been awarded Supervisor of the Year by the department, his peers and police volunteers for his team-building and leadership style. Sgt. Bradford earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University; a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior from The University of Texas at Dallas; and a M.A. in Christian Leadership from Criswell College in Dallas.
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.