Leadership Training

Leading from the Trenches (Class is Full)

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March 13 - March 14, 2024   |   Academy - 1595 Bonham Rd. Bristol, VA 24201

Leading from the Trenches is a class designed for non-supervisory law enforcement, corrections and communications officers to realize and embrace their leadership roles within their organizations. Officers often believe that they have little or no value within the organization except to make arrests, write reports and issue citations. The reality is that an organizations true strength is in the line officers that are contacting the public many times each day and are either improving the organizations brand or damaging it. Command level officers don’t have enough time in a day to repair relationships damaged by officers that are negatively impacting the agencies brand and credibility. The curriculum was created to empower officers to be the leaders the public demands during these difficult times while at the same time helping them develop ways to grow their leadership after the class ends.

Topics to be covered include Mindset, Organizational Responsibility, Leading without Rank, Communication and Motivation.

Training Provider:  Tim Plotts Consulting

Tim began his law enforcement career in 1984 with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He retired in April of 2012 as the Troop Commander of Troop B, with over 300 sworn and civilian employees in his charge.

He has a Masters Degree in Leadership and Management from Montreat College. He is a graduate of the 101st session of the Southern Police Institute and the 242nd session of the FBI National Academy.

Training Fee: Free for member agencies / $200 per officer for non-members

In-service 16 hours of career development 

Dress Code: Dress code while attending academy training is business casual. No jeans or T-shirts are to be worn when attending classes.

Course RegistrationMember agencies register through TRACER.

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