Ethics Train-the-Trainer

What’s Right? What’s Wrong? What’s the Difference?

- in Thornton, Colorado, USA

Thornton Police Dept.
9551 Civic Center Drive
Thornton, Colorado  80229

Past Event

Credits:28 hours TCOLE Credit


This course will give law enforcement personnel an opportunity to explore and discuss the state of ethics and moral reasoning in the American criminal justice system, with a special emphasis on the day-to-day realities of policing. Strategies will be offered to help improve ethical decision making on personal and professional levels. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to develop strategies for creating and maintaining a positive ethical climate within their own work environment.

Successful completion of this program will authorize graduates to present the eight hour Law Enforcement Ethics and the sixteen-hour Ethics for Field Training Officers courses within their own agencies or local/regional academies.

Your agency’s participation in this program will have a win-win result. The participants who attend will receive valued training of national caliber that will benefit your agency with personnel who can then "carry the message" to your fine men and women. 

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Tuition includes all instruction and handouts. Lodging and meals are excluded.

  • $750 per person


  • Models for Ethical Decision-making
  • Identifying Dilemmas and “Stakeholders”
  • The Six Pillars of Character and The Principles of Ethical Policing
  • The Condition of Society: What Does it Mean to Policing?
  • Higher Standards/Different Standards
  • Strategies for Creating a Healthy Ethical Environment
  • Foundational Ethics

Who Should Attend?

Trainers and law enforcement practitioners preparing to teach or lead ethics discussions in their agencies or academies.

Note: This program is best suited for individuals with prior training experience.

Course Graduates

Since 1993, the Ethics Train-the-Trainer course has graduated over 10,000 law enforcement trainers, Course graduates have been drawn from over 750 agencies across the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Romania and Peru.


  • Paul Boyles, III
    Lexington Division of Police, Lexington, KY

Lieutenant Boyles joined the Lexington Police Department in 2006 and in addition to his duties as Patrol Lieutenant, he heads the Lexington Police Department Police Ethics program. He teaches ethics courses for in-service and recruit training, as well as ethics blocks of instruction for various specialized programs within the department. Paul earned his Master’s degree from the University of Kentucky and plans to complete his Ph.D. in 2018.

  • A. Jay Six, Jr.
    Chief Deputy (Ret.)
    Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department, Fort Worth, TX

Jay Six retired as Chief Deputy of the Patrol Division from the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office in December 2016 after joining in 2003. In his 30+ year law enforcement career, Chief Six had more than 25 years of experience in supervision and leadership positions. He commanded a variety of functions including jail management, crime prevention, patrol, criminal investigations, and internal affairs. Jay earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Chief Six is a certified police trainer, and has been an adjunct faculty member for ILEA and the Center for Law Enforcement Ethics since 1995.


Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Overnight Accommodations

TCOLE Credit

Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for twenty-eight (28) hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit.

Course Cancellation Policy

Occasionally, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) may be forced to cancel a scheduled program. Whenever possible, the decision to cancel is made at least fourteen days prior to the start of the program, and registered participants are notified once that decision has been made. If the distance to the training site requires that you make airline and/or hotel reservations, please contact ILEA (+1.972.244.3430) to inquire about the status of any program before making travel arrangements. While paid registrations in cancelled courses will be refunded in full, ILEA will not be responsible for monetary loss due to cancellations or changes in airline or hotel reservations.

Eligibility Policy

The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration provides  professional education and technical support to the law enforcement community. 

A registrant in an ILEA program must be a sworn officer; a civilian employee of a law enforcement department; or an employee of a municipal, county or state agency.

Anyone interested in attending an ILEA program who does not meet the above standard requirements will need to request advance approval. Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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