Law Enforcement Instructor

Sergeant Michael J. Coker (retired) educates law enforcement staff and other helping professionals through online courses, conferences, and seminars on topics of leadership, domestic violence prevention, and domestic homicide investigations.

Michael graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bethel University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a 2009 PLP graduate at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.

Michael expertise is founded in but not limited to, his experience as a School Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, Patrol Supervisor, Interim Shift Commander, Homicide and Robbery Supervisor, and the Administrative Assistant to the Police Chief.  Sergeant Coker is a standing committee member of the Homicide Cold Case Review board with Public Agency Training Council. 

Instructor's Corner

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Sample of Off Duty Conduct

Download a sample of Off Duty Conduct from the New Leadership Toolkit 2017. To download the complete file, please visit the SHOP page and purchase the complete kit for on $49.99

Sample of Patrol Agenda

Download a sample of the Patrol Agenda from the New Leadership Toolkit 2017. To download the complete file, please visit the SHOP page and purchase the complete kit for on $49.99

Sample of Written Tips for Evaluations

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Leadership Classes

Leadership for Challenging Times

This leadership program is a principled-based program with precise, clear-cut directions to provide you with the necessary tools to fulfill your day-to-day leadership role. Critical Leadership for the New Supervisor infuses academic leadership principles into the self-need to break through old habits. If you are a New Supervisor, it is Mike’s hope to make an investment into your leadership capital, and if you are an experienced leader, he hopes to share some fresh perspectives on the evolution of leadership.

Who should attend:  All potential and newly promoted supervisors in the criminal justice field.  Fire supervisors, 911 operators, prosecutor’s officer and civilian supervisors too will find the training quite beneficial.

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About  Michael

Sergeant Michael J. Coker

Is a passionate leader and educator well known for his unwavering dedication to his community. As a veteran of Portsmouth Police Department for over two decades, he harnesses his extensive experience to educate public and private sector professionals on the ins and outs of leadership. He travels nationally conducting trainings on important topics that both motivate and empower employees to lead with the three C’s: confidence, compassion, and competence. However, his expertise lies beyond training. His primary specialty is

“EnterTRAINment,” which is a one-of-a-kind immersive experience that merges learning with fun through vivid visual aids and impactful music.

Michael graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bethel University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mike is also a 2009 PLP graduate at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.

Throughout his multifaceted career, Michael effectively occupied various assignments in Uniform Patrol and Investigations and supervised a multitude of different units during his tenure, including Homicide and Robbery, Domestic Violence/Sex Crimes Unit, Robbery Task Force, and served as the Shift Commander. He has also cultivated extensive lecturing and teaching experience, including but not limited to Indiana Chapter of the FBI National Academy Alumni Association Conference, Executive Staff Management Team in Sharonville, Ohio, Polaroid Corporation, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, Illinois State Police, United States Postal Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern Mississippi District, Birmingham Alabama Police Department, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Idaho P.O.S.T., Idaho Governor’s Task Force, Suffolk County Long Island New York, Virginia Juvenile Court Judges, Texas P.O.S.T, University of Delaware, Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, Hampton Roads Academy of Criminal Justice Services, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and the United States Virgin Island Police.

Additionally, he is a proud lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Police Gosport Lodge #20, and a past member of the Help Emergency Response (HER) a Battered Women’s Shelter based in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Furthermore, Michael is a frequent guest at the Western States Training Conference, Las Vegas Nevada, Miami-Dade Police Department Homicide Training Conference, Delaware State Police Homicide Conference, and New York State Police Henry F. Williams Conference.

No matter what venture, Michael’s goal is to create a legacy that will continue to make a positive impact in leadership and investigations for generations to come.

 

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