21st Century Police Leadership (21 CPL)

21st Century Police Leadership (21 CPL)  is a new, innovative and intensive course designed to foster, train and empower law enforcement leaders.  Selected applicants will be assigned to a cohort that will receive this training during a 3-month period.  The primary courses embedded within this curriculum are Emotional Intelligence, Effective Communications and Cultivating Culture.  The delivery method for this curriculum will involve pre-course self-study work, 3 days in class a month (totaling 9 days of actual class time) followed by assignments and peer learning calls between courses.  A culminating capstone project will be required before credit can be given for completion of this program.

21 CPL was developed with full commitment to the following priorities:  Inspiring lifelong learning and that leadership training should be actionable.  Participants in this curriculum should be able to clearly see and understand how to apply what they’ve learned as soon as they leave the class with a clear understanding of why leadership is vital to the future of the law enforcement profession and how to use the tools practiced in class.  

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via Acadis.

Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class.  Selections will be completed four weeks prior to the class; those accepted into the class will receive a notification at that time.
Starla Martin (Building Public Trust Program Manager)

(206) 835-7298

Who can attend our classes?

This class is open to those holding middle-management ranks in corrections and law enforcement fields in the state of Washington.

Non-mandated student access:  Mandated students will have priority into class.  If there is space after all mandated personnel applications are received, we will accept non-mandated students into the class.  Due to this process, non-mandated students may receive short notice of the acceptance. 

Required Equipment

  • Laptop with working camera and microphone
  • Stable internet connection
  • Note taking materials

Dress Code

Visitors attending training at the WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus. 

Visitors not wearing agency identification can attend classes in business casual attire.  They will need to check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.


This course is required for Middle Managers in law enforcement and corrections. For more information on these regulations please review the following RCW and WAC:

RCW 43.101.350

WAC 139-25-110


Classes will be held 0800 – 1700 Tuesday through Thursday.


Deadline to cancel is 14 days prior to class.  Send an email to atd@cjtc.wa.gov  to cancel your registration.
$300 no show or late cancellation fee.