One of our goals at the County Sheriffs of Colorado is to to provide our members the resources needed to enhance advancement in leadership training, team building, character, and succession planning.  As you move forward in your law enforcement career, remember ours is a profession with high expectations and rewards, regardless of salary and benefits.  May you always have a sense of pride in knowing what you do has great impact on the welfare and safety of our community.

To assist you in performing our mission and achieving your highest potential, we are implementing the County Sheriffs of Colorado‘s Institute for Credible Leadership Development (ICLD).  The institute is an established 21st Century Educational Innovation Hub that has been tested with over 40,000 deputies and officers nationwide designed to enhance the professionalism of law enforcement officers while it develops the character and sharpens the skills of the guardian-servant who leads with compassion, ethical decision-making, emotional intelligence and moral courage. The institute is:

Proven – The curriculum has been scientifically developed and tested since 2009.

Accessible – Officers can learn on-line 24/7 anywhere the Internet is available.

Continuous– Professional, comprehensive LEO education and development are available from “hire to retire.”

Affordable – LEO leadership skills and principles are delivered reliably and confidently at a fraction of traditional training costs.

Sustainable – Leadership Academies are customized to meet the needs of any local agency or state-wide organization.   Academy operational requirements fit local budgets and are cost-effective.

Effective – The ICLD academies teach officers how to build mutual trust with the community which leads to problem solving collaboration while citizen complaints are reduced.

Compatible – The ICLD is filling the void of leadership education and development currently existing between basic police training and senior staff leadership education.

You will receive a national certification upon your successful completion of each phase. All certificates will be certified by the County Sheriffs of Colorado and the International Academy of Public Safety.

Thanks for your participation and continued commitment to your agency, our association and the citizens we serve.

Sheriff Justin Smith, President
County Sheriffs of Colorado