SHERIFF'S OFFICE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTDIRECTORATE FOR ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
"The Paradigm Shift"Thomas Kuhn
The Sheriff's Office Professional Development (SOPD) strives to enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of its personnel for the purpose of establishing the necessary organizational framework in order to develop the next generation of competent and committed leaders. Deputies develop as leaders throughout their career through progressive and sequential processes. These processes incorporate training, education, and experience across three learning domains; Institutional, Operational, and Self-Development.
As defined by the word "Profession" we strive to maintain a progressive movement forward which enables the Sheriff's Office the ability to police within its own organization while providing an effective and efficient service. This professional development grounds the Sheriff’s Office in habits of discipline that will forge the trust of the public and continue a lifelong partnership in pursuit of a better quality of life. For further illustration of the Howell County Sheriff's Office GTA 11-Leader Development Model and GTA 15-Commissioned Professional Development Model.
INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING DOMAIN
The institutional training and education system that provide initial training and subsequent professional education for LEO’s and future supervisors.
OPERATIONAL TRAINING DOMAIN
The training activities organizations undertake while at home station, training centers, during joint exercises and operationally.
SELF-DEVELOPMENT TRAINING DOMAIN
Planned, goal-oriented learning that reinforces and expands the depth and breadth of an individual’s knowledge base, self-awareness, and situational awareness; complements institutional and operational learning; enhances professional competence; and meets personal objectives.
Throughout the military ranks; Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airman have maintained their personal and professional records in a book called the "I Love Me Book." This book maintained very crucial information regarding their career development from the beginning to the end. With this long standing tradition, the Howell County Sheriff's Office is proud to also carry on the tradition throughout its ranks. Personnel will be able to click on the download and obtain the cover and label to start their very own I Love Me Book! Are you an active duty or former service member of the Armed Forces and needing a I Love Me Book?