Becoming a First Line Supervisor: Characteristics, Training and Challenges [SPONSORED]

June 9, 2021
1:00pm - 2:15pm

You have done it! As you begin your travel up the organizational hierarchy what are your plans? This webinar will discuss the characteristics of a newly promoted front-line supervisor. Promotion can come with a lot of additional duties accompanied by ancillary sacrifices. Common issues for supervisors are discussed and how additional training opportunities can assist in decision-making and personal development. There is growing pressure to having a more educated police force and at times supervisor training can be difficult to obtain.

Key takeaways:

  • Analyzation of the basic characteristics of newly selected law enforcement front line supervisors
  • Discussion of common issues that may emerge during the first year after promotion
  • How to have a fruitful and productive supervisory experience accompanied by a plan for the future


Dr. Damon Ing is retired from law enforcement after 20 years of service. Currently, he is the Lead Coordinator of the Tarrant County College Law Enforcement Academy located at the Public Safety Training Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Ing graduated from the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley with a Doctorate in Education and has a variety of law enforcement certifications. Dr. Ing has been instructing police academies in the region for over a decade. He teaches a variety of classes including: Taser, Firearms, Supervision Courses, Code of Criminal Procedure, Crime Scene Investigation, Transportation code, Penal Code, Building Search, Media and public relations, Defensive Tactics, Victims of Crime, and Death Investigation.

Dr. Ing is a graduate of the Texas Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) Class #79, is a Certified Public Manager (CPM) from Texas State University, and a graduate from the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) School of Police Supervision Class #189. He is also a peer reviewer for a variety of articles, books, and publications. In addition to his duties as a coordinator, he owned his own law enforcement education consulting business for the last 23 years.