Executive Leadership Program for Public Safety Personnel

This program is designed to develop effective, ethical, and technically competent law enforcement/public safety managers with the necessary skills for leadership and command positions in their respective agencies.

Location: Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus (Hackensack side), Continuing Education Suite 1134, Dickinson Hall, 140 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack

This program is conducted over 10 weeks, one day per week, on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and two 15-minute breaks.

Topics include:

  • Executive Leadership & Management and Organizational Culture
  • Civil Liability/Risk Management Internal Affairs/Whistle-Blowing and Professional Ethics
  • Interpersonal and Organizational Communication and Relational and Collaborative Leadership
  • Problem Solving and Decision-Making Analysis
  • Labor-Management Relations/Legal Aspects of Discipline/Legal Aspects in Selection and Promotion/Managing Troubled Employees and Mental Health Issues and Police Personnel/Critical Incident Stress
  • Planning and Policy Development, Budget Preparation and Management
  • Policing Diverse Communities with Cultural Sensitivity and Police Resource Allocation and Deployment
  • Managing Organizational Change/Group Dynamics and Motivation/Organizational Behavior
  • Public Presentations & Media Strategies and Relations and Crime Fighting Strategies/ CompStat/Intelligence-Led Policing
  • Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Strategies and Terrorism Issues and Awareness

Fall 2017 - Hackensack


September 14 - November 16, 2017

September 14, 21, 28

October 5, 12, 19, 28

November 2, 9, 16


Program Flyer (PDF)

Program offered by Fairleigh Dickinson University, Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, Continuing Education Division, in cooperation with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association.

Fees and Registration:

The cost of this program is $1,500 per student (includes lunch).   Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli has graciously agreed to pay with forfeiture funds half the tuition ($750) for all sworn Bergen County law enforcement officers with the rank of Lieutenant or higher enrolled in this program. 

Limited seating, so register early.

To register, contact Maureen Farrell.
Tel: 201-692-6507
Fax: 201-692-6505
E-mail: mfarrell@fdu.edu