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Session # 007, Command & Staff Course, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Collins, CO

August 12 @ 8:00 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pm

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

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

6 Weeks Self-paced Online
Starts August 12, 2019 – Ends October 4, 2019

2 Weeks Residency & Capstone
Starts October 7, 2019 – Ends October 18, 2019

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office
2501 Midpoint Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525

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

Additional 5% discount is offered to those who have completed any of the ICLD courses.

Total Seats ~ 35

About Sheriff Justin Smith

Sheriff Justin Smith

Justin Smith is honored and proud to serve as your County Sheriff.

He was elected as the 28th Sheriff of Larimer County and assumed office in January of 2011.  Prior to that, he served as a member of the agency since 1991.  Sheriff Smith keeps his eye towards the future, while being very mindful to history of the Office of Sheriff and the importance of the values and principles of our Constitutional Republic.  Sheriff Smith’s priorities for the office include:

  • Standing strong for the citizens of Larimer County
  • Delivering extremely high quality public safety services
  • Continually seeking ways to increase efficiencies in the operations of the office
  • Assuring that all persons are treated with dignity and fairness

Sheriff Smith has spent a lifetime preparing himself for the challenges of the office.  In addition to his more than a quarter century of law enforcement and leadership experience, Sheriff Smith has completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of several of the most elite law enforcement leadership programs in the nation, including the FBI National Academy, the National Sheriffs Institute and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.

Believing in the duty to prepare future generations for the challenges that lie ahead, Sheriff Smith has also been an adjunct professor in Criminal Justice at Colorado State University and has been an instructor, presenter and panelist at dozens of leadership programs.

Justin and his wife, Anne are proud parents of two young adult sons and they make their home in Fort Collins.

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Police Risks & Liabilities
  • Power and Influence
  • Situational Leadership Theories
  • Socialization
  • Strategic Development
  • Stress Management and Resiliency
  • The Ethical Dimension of Leadership
  • The Organization as an Open System
  • Think Great
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Wellness & Resiliency
  • Much More …

Residency Location

*    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. 


August 12 @ 8:00 am
October 18 @ 5:00 pm
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Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, October 2019
2501 Midpoint Dr,
Fort Collins, CO 80525 United States


National Command & Staff College