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Strategic and Succession Planning for Chiefs of Police and Seconds in Command - Buena Park
Buena Park Police Department
6640 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90621

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT
Category: Events

This course is currently full. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Brittany Davis, Training Coordinator, at [email protected]

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: 1137-10350-19-003
Plan Type: This is a Plan IV course - travel and per diem reimbursement.

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 Buena Park Police Department in Buena Park, CA. There is a room block established at a nearby hotel for those wishing to stay (information below). 

Course Location Address
     Buena Park Police Department

     6640 Beach Blvd.
     Buena Park, CA 90622-5009

Thank you, Buena Park Police Department, for hosting us!

Hotel Reservations
We have secured a room rate of $115 + taxes and fees for the night of February 18th at the Holiday Inn in Buena Park, CA. Please make your reservation by the cut-off date of February 4, 2020 to ensure you get this rate. 

Hotel Address
Holiday Inn Buena Park
7000 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620

Booking Information

     Book Online
        - Click here to book your hotel reservation online.
        - If you prefer to make your reservations over the phone, please call 1-800-HOLIDAY
          and reference block CPC or California Police Chiefs Association.

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