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Strategic and Succession Planning for Chiefs of Police and Seconds in Command - Ontario
Ontario Police Department
2500 S. Archibald Avenue
Ontario, CA 91761
Wednesday, November 06, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT
Category: Events

This course is currently full.

Strategic and Succession Planning for Chiefs of Police & Seconds in Command

Many departments are continuing to face challenges when more is being asked and mandated while resources are maintained or cut.  As technology, transparency and public expectations change evolve, law enforcement needs to set a stable course to provide a high level of customer service and address external and internal issues.  Many agencies are developing and updating their business (strategic) plans to continue their mission and improve the likelihood of success. Part of this plan is examining staff development, retention, and recruitment and training the current and future leaders of our agencies.

The California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) has designed an intensive, one-day course for Chiefs of Police and Seconds-in-Command to give them the skills necessary to create these plans expeditiously and cost effectively.  This class will examine the strategic and succession planning processes and combines the discussion of current strategic and succession plans with interactive exercises.

Areas to be covered include:

  • Change Management
  • Identifying Values, Mission Statement and Vision
  • Assessment
  • Issue Identification
  • Goals and Strategies
  • Workforce Analysis and Gap Identification
  • Staff Development, Recruitment, Retention and Knowledge Transfer Strategies
  • Evaluation Measures

Students will be provided with a variety of strategic plans and material necessary to develop and implement agency plans. This course is part of CPCA's Executive Development Certificate program.

Course Instructor
Click link below for bio.
Chief Pete Dunbar (retired), Pleasant Hill Police Department

Registration Information


POST Tuition CPCA Registration Fee Total Registration Cost
$100 $25 $125

POST Course Information
Course Control Number: 1137-10350-19-001
Plan Type: This is a Plan IV course - travel and per diem reimbursement; however, POST reimbursement is currently suspended.

What's Included?
Coffee and lunch will be provided.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be in writing and emailed to Shannon Mahoney. Cancellations received at least 20 days prior to the beginning of the course date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between 19 days and 10 days will be subject to a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 10 days prior to the event will not receive a refund.  Registrations are transferable, all changes must be made 10 days prior to the start of the course. NO SHOWS forfeit full registration fee. Course fees are NOT transferable after the last course date.

Course Location Information

This course will be taking place at the Ontario Police Department in Ontario, CA. There is a room block established at a nearby hotel for those wishing to stay. 

Course Location Address
     Ontario Police Department

     2500 S. Archibald Avenue
     Ontario, CA 91761

Thank you, Ontario Police Department, for hosting us!

Hotel Reservations
We have secured a room rate of $119 + taxes and fees for the night of November 5th at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ontario Airport in Ontario, CA. Please make your reservation by the cut-off date of October 21, 2019 to ensure you get this rate. 

Hotel Address
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ontario Airport
2280 South Haven Avenue
Ontario, CA 91761

Booking Information

     Book Online
        - Click here to book your hotel reservation online. No attendee code is needed.
        - If you prefer to make your reservations over the phone, please call 909-930-5555 and
          identify yourself as being with the California Police Chiefs Association block.

Contact: Brittany Davis, Training Coordinator, at [email protected] or 916-333-0505