Leadership Academy

Police officers are empowered to prevent crime and protect the public, and their positive impact on the community increases when they are part of a well-managed force. As officers rise through the ranks, they require knowledge and skills not often taught in a conventional law enforcement education.

The Wayne State University Detroit Police Department Leadership Academy trains current and future leaders of law enforcement in Detroit and provides an accelerated executive development education track to build business and leadership skills. The program equips department leaders with the tools and acumen held by high-achieving managers so they can serve the community by building and maintaining a force that operates at peak performance.

This program is run in partnership with the Mike Ilitch School of Business, with organizing and program development support from Deloitte. Participants engage in collaborative training designed to enhance their leadership skills and impart invaluable business expertise. The intent is to inspire existing members interested in assuming higher positions and to prepare the next captain, commander, assistant chief and maybe even chief of police in their quest to push their department forward.

Learn more about the Academy.