Free Command Level Training – Funded by the IACP Foundation and Target

In collaboration with Target, and under the auspices and review of the IACP Foundation Board, the Law Enforcement Business Fellowship is a three-week training program, based on several of Target’s most effective internal training courses, but revised and geared toward law enforcement command staff.  

The fellowship will host four students during the pilot program, planned for June 2009, at Target’s corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  All costs associated with the program, such as compensation for instructors, travel to and from Minneapolis, lodging for three weeks, and most meals, will be covered by a grant from Target through the IACP Foundation.

The curriculum for this pilot program has undergone review and approval by an educational subcommittee of the IACP Foundation, comprised of active, sworn law enforcement executives.

The successful recipients of the four fellowships will be the first to experience and evaluate this new training opportunity and will be exposed to instruction on topics such as:

  • Crisis Management – a review of crisis leadership best practices made real by a mock hands-on crisis experience intended to help identify event triggers, execute response efforts with key partners, and complete the recovery process
  • Community Partnership – understanding the importance of public-private partnerships, how to structure them effectively and how they can be leveraged to support your agency and your community
  • Innovation – examining innovative concepts such as the Target Corporate Command Center and Target Forensic Lab; and learning how to build a business case for acquiring innovative or technology-based solutions
  • Human Resources – an extensive study on how to recruit, build and retain a great team, arming you with the tools to manage job performance while developing and promoting your team
  • Learn how 6Sigma, a unique problem-solving methodology, can be used in your agency to help increase process efficiency, prioritize issues, control costs, and maximize existing resources.

In addition to these rigorous courses, instruction will be presented on additional topics such as media relations, investigations, finance, and information security.

Timeline and Application

The application process for the IACP Foundation / Target Law Enforcement Business Fellowship is now active.  Download the PDF application form on this page and please note that applications are DUE AT IACP HEADQUARTERS ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH.

Application Form

Scholarship recipients will be notified in early April.

Successful candidates will be active, full or part time, command level law enforcement officers, with the full support of their agency executive,  who thoroughly and accurately complete the application process and are able to attend and complete the three-week course, currently scheduled for June 6 – June 28, 2009.

The IACP Foundation is grateful to Target and to all of the corporate, educational and philanthropic partners that make the advancement of professional policing a reality through their contribution to leadership, scholarship and fellowship.