Arkansas Sheriffs' Association


ASA Sheriff's Leadership Training Seminar




Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association

Sheriffs Leadership Training Seminar

May 18th – 19th 2015

Petit Jean State Park

Guest Speaker Jack Enter

The law enforcement profession is continuing to face significant challenges in its operational and organizational roles. Unfortunately, one of the more pressing issues facing law enforcement agencies may be the failure of its supervisors and managers to consistently practice recognized leadership principles that they learn in management training programs. Most supervisors and managers seem to take the “path of least resistance” when dealing with problem employees or in communicating with employees. This “wide road of mediocrity” is believed to be the primary path of most managers and these leadership failures have become a significant form of stress and frustration for the law enforcement culture. This program examines why these problems occur, and the practical methods that managers and supervisors can use to become effective leaders and walk the narrow road of leadership excellence – both at work and at home.

Jack Enter has been associated with the field of criminal justice since 1972 when he began his career as a law enforcement officer. Since that time, he has worked as a street police officer, detective, vice/narcotics investigator, and as the administrator of a law enforcement agency in the suburbs of Atlanta. Jack obtained his Ph.D. in 1984 and has served as a professor and administrator in the university setting and served as Director of Information and Education for the Governor’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. He was also one of the research associates assigned to the planning of the security component of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.

He has lectured throughout the United States and abroad. He recently published his first book: Challenging the Law Enforcement Organization: Proactive Leadership Strategies.

Jack lives in Auburn, Georgia, with his wife Barbara. They have three adult children and five grandchildren.



Arkansas Sheriffs Association 

Sheriffs Leadership Training Seminar

May 18th – 19th 2015



Monday 18th  

12:00pm – 4:00pm: Leadership Seminar (Legacy Room)

Dinner: To be Announced


Tuesday 19th

Breakfast: (on your own)

8:00am – 12:00pm: Leadership Seminar (Legacy Room)

12:30pm: Lunch (provided by ASA)



This training is free to all Sheriffs, Chief Deputies and Jail Administrators. All materials are provided but registration is required.

Name: _______________________ Position: ________________ County: ___________________

Phone: ______________________ Fax: ____________________ Email: ____________________

Return by email to: or fax to: 501-244-0403

_______________________________________________________________________________ Lodging NOT provided by ASA, please contact the lodge directly for reservations.

Please refer to ASA when making reservations to receive the special group rate.

To make cabin or lodge reservations, call 1-501-727-5431 or 1-800-264-2462 (TDD) or email the lodge at                


Petit Jean State Park

1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road – Morrilton, AR 72110

Phone: 501-727-5441