Dec. 23, 2021

Andrew DeMuth: Leaders... It's Not About YOU

Andrew DeMuth: Leaders... It's Not About YOU

The annual ILEETA Conference is a unique experience for instructors. Experts that are passionate about training and hungry for knowledge gather to learn from and collaborate with some of the best instructors in the world. Today’s guest, Andrew DeMuth, has been a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association for years and hasn’t missed a conference since his very first one! 

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Andrew DeMuth served as the agency training officer, range master, and press information officer in addition to running the investigations division during his 25-year career. Now, he trains extensively at agencies and police academies throughout New Jersey and teaches at conferences like ILEETA’s. 

Adam sat down with Andrew to talk leadership training at the 2021 ILEETA Conference, where he instructed “12 Concepts of Leadership That Should Be Part of Annual Training”. The course defines the state of leadership today as a crisis and highlights the lack of universal training standard and the risks associated with failure to train and lead. Andrew provides instructors with the knowledge and skills they need to be a great leader and trainer, so they can support their team’s development.

In this episode, Adam & Andrew discuss what makes a great leader and leadership program. There is a need for ongoing and continuous decision-making/leadership training for all officers, not just command staff and executive level leadership. Having these positive influencers in an agency creates a strong environment where people feel engaged, supported, and fulfilled in their work. 

Leaders: Leadership is a responsibility. Get to know your team, strive to develop them, and create leaders. It’s not about you. Earn your leadership and re-earn it everyday. You must care, commit, and continue to be a learner to be a great leader. 


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The ILET Network Training Community hosts training groups specific to different areas of training interest, among dozens of other open groups and restricted groups that allow access to secure training content and information.  The ILET Community is built specifically for the Law Enforcement and Public Safety community. It is a place for instructors, experts, officers, and other professionals to share their knowledge and experience and dive deep into thoughtful conversation about best practices. 

Hear more from Andrew: 

Perspective: Proactive Professional Development 

Rethinking Police Leadership Training  

ILEETA Learning Lab: Season 3 – Andrew DeMuth – Leadership: Creating Courage in the Thin Blue Line

Connect with Andrew on LinkedIn 

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