Social Intelligence Skills for Law Enforcement Supervisors/Managers
by Stephen J. Sampson, Ph.D.
Skills for Maintaining Strong Working Relationships
Law Enforcement Officers spend much of their time interacting with people—and each other. Traditionally, law enforcement officers have been trained to keep the peace, but not necessarily to get along with people effectively. The basis for most of the training has been around the technical and functional aspects of the job such as report writing and developing policy and procedural knowledge.
This resource aims to change that orientation. Based on the careful study of work done by trainers and researchers in the field of criminal justice over the past several years, the skills necessary for successfully interacting and communicating with people—both on and off the job—have been identified and can be taught using the methods outlined in this book. Emotional awareness, managing emotion and listening skills are all components of improving social intelligence and successful communication.
About the Training and Manual
Sampson’s Applied Social Intelligence training is customized for Law Enforcement using the Social Intelligence Skills for Law Enforcement Supervisors/Managers Participant Manual and the book Social Intelligence Skills for Law Enforcement Supervisors/Managers by Stephen J. Sampson, Ph.D. The purpose of the manual is to operationalize (put into practice) many of the concepts discussed in the book.
About the Author
Dr. Steve Sampson has been teaching social intelligence, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills for over 40 years. He brings both academic knowledge and practical experience to his seminars. As a Licensed Psychologist, he is the former Chief of Psychology of Georgia Regional Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia (1993 to 1995). He is also a nationally recognized counseling psychologist who works with various law enforcement agencies conducting fitness for duty evaluations and post shooting debriefings since 1982. He has been a contract Psychologist with 25 Metropolitan Atlanta Law Enforcement Agencies since 1991.