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Acting Supervisor Program: Role of the NCO
Course Category: Supervisor and Leadership Training

Notice: Notice: This module was originally created for the Vancouver Police Department and may contain VPD-specific information/policies.


Content Provider:
Vancouver Police Department


1 hour

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Supervisors are tasked with many different aspects of policing and must be efficient in the core competencies such as communication, coaching, problem solving and decision making, leadership, resource management, and community focus.

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees and individual’s right to be secure against unreasonable search or seizure.  This module explores the circumstances which must exist in order for an officer to conduct a warrantless search with legal authority.

Acting Supervisor Program – Role of the NCO is one of four modules in the Acting Supervisor Program. It explores various aspects of an NCO’s roles as well as theories of leadership and behavioral science as they relate to achieving organizational roles.

Learning Objectives

Upon Completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between the different competencies of an NCO
  • Differentiate between the role of an investigator and a leader
  • Describe the three categories of an NCO’s role
  • Review strategies for clear, effective communication
  • Analyze strategies for mitigating organizational risk and liability
  • Explain modern behavioural science and leadership theories that enhance performance, development, as well as human motivation and satisfaction, in order to achieve organizational goals

Target Audience

Sworn Police, Public Safety Officer, Peace Officer / Special Constable, Other Federal, Provincial and Municipal Employees