Mastering Police Work
This course provides highlights and key points from Dr. Fox’s book “The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great Police Officer: A Guide to Professional Policing.” This course is for those interested in becoming an officer or who is already an officer as well as those who train and lead officers. We will discuss key skills needed to be a great officer. Our focus will be on the skills needed to be successful during training and throughout one’s career, how to develop decision-making skills, and how to effectively communicate. We discuss key patrol issues such as policing strategies, patrol techniques, enforcement issues, officer survival, and use of force. Further, we will examine investigative techniques, dealing with juveniles, understanding intelligence, and report writing among other useful tips. Many of these tips can be applied across all public service disciplines.
PRESENTER: Dr. Jeff Fox served for 27 years in the field of criminal justice, 21 of which were with the Virginia State Police. He began his law enforcement career as a military policeman in the Army and served as a town police officer, trooper, sergeant, first sergeant, and lieutenant. He served as a field lieutenant with the state police and served as the assistant training director. He also served as the statewide incident management program manager for the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Jeff earned a master’s degree in criminal justice administration and an MBA degree with specialization in criminal justice. He earned a PhD in business administration with specialization in homeland security. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course and the Virginia Commonwealth Management Institute. Jeff completed the Virginia State Police Academy, a Regional Criminal Justice Academy, and Military Police School.