#ILEETALive with Jim Glennon

#ILEETALive with Jim Glennon

In this episode of #ILEETALive, Brian Hill, Joe Willis, and Alexandra Nelson interviewed ILEETA Member, Jim Glennon. Lt. Jim Glennon, a nationally renowned expert in law enforcement leadership, officer safety, and tactical communication, shared his wealth of experience. With 30 years at the Lombard Police Department, including leading the DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force, Jim brought unparalleled expertise. Insights gleaned from his decades of experience and extensive knowledge made this session invaluable.

Recorded Live:

  • Date: 13 February 2024
  • Time: 7:00 (CST)

Hosts:

  • Brian Hill
  • Joe Willis
  • Alexandra Nelson

Guest:

Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction:
    • Jim Glennon’s background as a former police officer and current owner of Calibre Press (https://calibrepress.com/).
    • The journey from police officer to owning and operating Calibre Press, a training organization.
  2. Jim’s Experience:
    • Jim’s extensive background in law enforcement and training.
    • His emphasis on communication skills and psychology in policing.
  3. Recurring Issues in Policing:
    • The lack of investment in police agencies.
    • The challenges posed by inconsistent training and leadership.
    • The impact of political rhetoric on policing.
  4. Police Training and Leadership:
    • The importance of training and development for police officers.
    • The role of leadership in shaping department culture.
    • The need for supervisors to care for their people.
  5. Ethics in Policing:
    • The decline in demand for ethics training.
    • The challenges of addressing unethical behavior in law enforcement.
    • The role of sergeants and junior leaders in promoting ethical behavior.
  6. Training and Innovation:
    • The importance of using videos in training.
    • The launch of Calibre Press’s “The Vault,” a subscription-based video training resource.
    • The need for proactive training to prevent liability and improve officer skills.
  7. Navigating Organizational Challenges:
    • The difficulty of changing police culture.
    • The need for officers and supervisors to focus on success, not just avoiding failure.
    • The value of creativity and strategy in police training.
  8. Final Thoughts and Future Insights:
    • The importance of addressing legal challenges and intervention in policing.

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