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Session # 003, Command & Staff Course, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Indianapolis, IN

February 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Session # 3 – Marion County Sheriff’s Office
April 2019 – Indianapolis, Indiana 

President of the National Sheriffs Association, Sheriff John R. Layton of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, IN is bringing the prestigious “Command & Staff Program” of the National Command & Staff College to Indianapolis. 

Courage | Duty | Intelligence | Determination | Results | Compassion | Success

Recognized as a “Center of Excellence in Law Enforcement Leadership Education & Development”  by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement

6 Weeks Self-paced Online
Starts Feb 4, 2018 – Ends March 29, 2019

2 Weeks Residency & Capstone
Starts April 1, 2019 – Ends April 12, 2019

Marion County Sheriff’s Office
901 N. Post Rd. Indianapolis, Indiana 46219

Tuition ~ $3,000 per Seat, 10% Discount for 2-3 Seats, 20% Discount for 4+ Seats * **

**Partnering with a neighoring agency will allow you to receive the same discounts listed above!

Additional 5% discount is offered to those who have completed any of the ICLD courses through MCSO, ISA or other portals.

Total Seats ~ 47

Vision: Continuous Education and Development of the World’s  Leadership MAGNUS Organizations and Professionals in Public Safety.

Mission:  Impacting Communities by Providing Scientific, Proven and Practical MAGNUS Leadership Education and Development for Public Safety. 

Core Values:  Intellect, Virtues, Supererogation 

Leadership | Integrity | Accountability | Prevention | Resiliency | Wellness

About Sheriff John R. Layton

John R. Layton was elected Marion County Sheriff in November 2010. As Sheriff, he has the responsibility of leading the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, which consists of 1,050 employees; 750 sworn deputies and 300 civilians. The Marion County Sheriff is responsible for the three Marion County jails, which house an average daily population of 2,500 inmates. The Sheriff’s Office is divided into five Divisions; Jail, Criminal, Civil, Administrative and Emergency Communications Divisions. The Sheriff is also responsible for the management of an annual budget of more than $100 million.

Sheriff Layton was born and raised in Indianapolis. He joined the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in February 1974, beginning a law enforcement career that has spanned four decades and seven Sheriff Administrations. In his early years, Layton worked in the hospital detention ward at Wishard Memorial Hospital and then spent many years as a road patrol deputy responding to calls for help and assistance from citizens. Through his tenure he received several promotions and new responsibilities. He became a detective, first working undercover investigating narcotics and vice violations and then sexual and physical abuse.

Then Sheriff Jack Cottey appointed Layton to the rank of Captain and gave him the task of creating and commanding a new investigations unit within the Department. That unit, the Marion County Sheriff Regional Gang and Intelligence Unit would forge new ground by melding computer intelligence analysis and gang investigations. As a result, the unit established ties with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as participants in the Safe Streets Task Force and mounted several major gang/organized crime investigations.

Sheriff Frank Anderson, upon his election in 2003, selected John Layton to play a key role in his administration, elevating him to the rank of Colonel and Executive Officer and charging him with executing Anderson’s vision of developing the Department as a modern 21st century law enforcement agency.

This Command & Staff Leadership learning experience will prepare you as part of the vanguard of today’s professional policing leaders.  You will learn practical skills and tools to succeed in an ever-changing dynamic environment.  The class focuses on effectively resolving the challenges of an accomplished career.   This session of your professional development is a blended learning experience of on-line and classroom instruction complemented to enhance your learning.

Graduates of the program will meet new colleagues and make new friends.  Faculty are ready to answer questions and consult long after the class ends.  Students are equipped with practical ways to anticipate the future and plan for change which improves the officer, the agency and especially the communities they serve.

The long-term goal of the session is to add to the long-lasting leadership skill sets of each participant.  Students will also to contribute to the body of law enforcement knowledge by conducting significant foresight-based research of their choosing.  This course makes a difference.  It includes:

  • Leadership principles – These are the tools required to inspire and influence the future of their agencies.
  • Strategies and tactics – Students will learn to correctly identify emerging issues and construct proactive responses to deliver results with confidence.
  • Futures skills – Details advanced and hands-on tools, skills and knowledge to accurately anticipate and prepare for the future.
  • Practical Methods – Outline Fundamental and applicable methods and benefits of sharing information.
  • Problem Solving for Today – Officers will work in teams and stakeholders to do reality-based problem solving based on outcomes.

The course graduates receive a National Command & Staff College Certificate of Completion, a MAGNUS Centurion Ribbon and Medallion.  With this, the graduates enter the elite MAGNUS Centurion Network for enhance networking and future re-training and development.

Select Topics*

* May Vary from Session to Session

  • Adaptive Decision-Making
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Basic Understanding of Terrorism
  • Budget Development & Finance
  • Cognition and Attribution Theory
  • Cognitive Evaluation Theory of Motivation
  • Cohesion
  • Communication and Counseling Skills
  • Community Relationships
  • Conflict Management
  • Corrections Trends and Issues
  • Credible Leadership
  • Decision Making in Groups
  • Deliberate Leadership
  • Emerging Technologies and Policing in the 21st Century
  • Equity Theory of Motivation
  • Executive Leadership
  • Expectancy Theory of Motivation
  • Global Trends and Societal Influences
  • Goal Setting
  • Human Resources
  • Implicit Bias & Cultural Alignment
  • Intelligence-led Policing Program, A Primer
  • Inter-group Conflict Management
  • Law Enforcement Futures and Foresight
  • Leader Member Exchange Theory
  • Leadership Philosophy Development
  • Leadership Theories
  • Legacy leadership
  • MAGNUS Leadership Theory & Practice
    Motivation Through Job Redesign
  • Negotiations & Dispute Resolutions
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Environment
  • Overcoming Resistance to Change
  • Path Goal Theory
  • Personality, Intelligence and Leadership Effectiveness
  • Personnel Management
  • Power and Influence
  • Situational Leadership Theories
  • Socialization
  • Sound Doctrine: A Tactical Primer
  • Strategic Development
  • Stress Management and Resiliency
  • The Ethical Dimension of Leadership
  • The Organization as an Open System
  • The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis
  • Individual Radicalization
  • Think Great
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Wellness & Resiliency
  • Much More …

Graduates of Session # 001

Recommended Hotel for Overnight Stay

Classroom:  40 S Alabama St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

*    Tuition does not include Travel / Meals / Accommodations
**   CANCELLATION POLICY – The National Command & Staff College does not provide any refund for cancellations.  This is due to the fact that tuition for the course is set so low to ensure the program seats are filled.  Furthermore, in certain locations, tuition is connected to a scholarship that is awarded upon enrollment.  Agencies are encouraged to provide the college with new participants’ names if they wish to substitute attendees.  This substitution is allowed up to 5 p.m. of week 1 of the on-line course.  Please contact Ms. Bass at sbass@iaps.org to make substitutions. 


February 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am
March 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Marion County Sheriff’s Office
901 N Post Rd,
Indianapolis, IN 46219 United States


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