Instructor
Harry P. Dolan

Harry P. Dolan

Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)

Harry P. Dolan is a 32-year police veteran who served as a Chief of Police since 1987. As one of the nation's most experienced police chiefs, he brings 25 years of public safety executive experience to Dolan Consulting Group. He retired in October 2012 as Chief of Police of the Raleigh (N.C.) Police Department, an agency comprised of nearly 900 employees in America's 42nd largest city.

Chief Dolan began his law enforcement career in 1980 as a deputy sheriff in Asheville, North Carolina and served there until early 1982, when he joined the Raleigh Police Department, where he served as a patrol officer. In 1987, he was appointed Chief of Police for the N.C. Department of Human Resources Police Department, located in Black Mountain. He served as Chief of Police in Lumberton, N.C. from 1992 until 1998, when he became Chief of Police of the Grand Rapids, Michigan Police Department. He served in that capacity for nearly ten years before becoming Chief of the Raleigh Police Department in September 2007. As Chief, he raised the bar at every organization and left each in a better position to both achieve and sustain success.

Harry Dolan has lectured throughout the United States and has trained thousands of public safety professionals in the fields of Leadership & Management, Communications Skills, and Community Policing. Past participants have consistently described Chief Dolan's presentations as career changing, characterized by his sense of humor and unique ability to maintain participants' interest throughout his training sessions. Chief Dolan's demonstrated ability to connect with his clientele and deliver insightful instruction all with uncompromising principles will be of tremendous value in the private sector.

Chief Dolan's unbridled passion to achieve service-excellence is a driving force behind Dolan Consulting Group. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University and holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Upcoming Courses with Harry P. Dolan


Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Paul W. Luster
    Capt., Kansas City Police Department, MO
Location:
  • Las Vegas, NV
Region:
  • West
Date(s):
  • September 26 - September 27, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Daniel Nieters
    Sergeant, Raleigh Police Department, NC
Location:
  • Birmingham, AL
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • September 11 - September 14, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Chief Harry P. Dolan’s, (Ret.) Surviving Verbal Conflict® Training Program has been provided to tens of thousands of public safety professionals throughout the country. In response to popular requests, Chief Dolan has developed a train the trainer program providing public safety professionals with the training, tools and material required to train agency personnel in the highly acclaimed Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Program.

Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Train-the-Trainer course develops and prepares public safety professionals to serve as trainers in Surviving Verbal Conflict®. The 3 ½ day (26 hour) course covers the Surviving Verbal Conflict® course material as well as instructor development content such as how to present the lesson plan & program, student learning styles, and teaching practical exercises. Participants will be provided with all instructor related materials supporting their presentations i.e. SVC PowerPoint presentation, workbooks, practical exercises, as well as ongoing technical support.

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Richmond, VA
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • October 2 - October 6, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Five-day first-line supervisory course critical for both new and experienced public safety supervisors committed to leading from the front.

No public safety organization can function without well trained first-line leaders. The first-line supervisor is the most influential position within the organization. Their role, therefore, demands strong leadership, self-confidence, competence, management skills, and an understanding of how to influence their subordinates, the organization, and the community.

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Brian Nanavaty
    Captain, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Conroe, TX
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • July 10 - July 14, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Five-day first-line supervisory course critical for both new and experienced public safety supervisors committed to leading from the front.

No public safety organization can function without well trained first-line leaders. The first-line supervisor is the most influential position within the organization. Their role, therefore, demands strong leadership, self-confidence, competence, management skills, and an understanding of how to influence their subordinates, the organization, and the community.

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
Location:
  • Roanoke, VA
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • November 6 - November 7, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Paul W. Luster
    Capt., Kansas City Police Department, MO
Location:
  • Sanford, FL
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • October 23 - October 24, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Paul W. Luster
    Capt., Kansas City Police Department, MO
Location:
  • Sanford, FL
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • October 23 - October 26, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Chief Harry P. Dolan’s, (Ret.) Surviving Verbal Conflict® Training Program has been provided to tens of thousands of public safety professionals throughout the country. In response to popular requests, Chief Dolan has developed a train the trainer program providing public safety professionals with the training, tools and material required to train agency personnel in the highly acclaimed Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Program.

Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Train-the-Trainer course develops and prepares public safety professionals to serve as trainers in Surviving Verbal Conflict®. The 3 ½ day (26 hour) course covers the Surviving Verbal Conflict® course material as well as instructor development content such as how to present the lesson plan & program, student learning styles, and teaching practical exercises. Participants will be provided with all instructor related materials supporting their presentations i.e. SVC PowerPoint presentation, workbooks, practical exercises, as well as ongoing technical support.

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Brian Nanavaty
    Captain, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Las Vegas, NV
Region:
  • West
Date(s):
  • November 13 - November 17, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Five-day first-line supervisory course critical for both new and experienced public safety supervisors committed to leading from the front.

No public safety organization can function without well trained first-line leaders. The first-line supervisor is the most influential position within the organization. Their role, therefore, demands strong leadership, self-confidence, competence, management skills, and an understanding of how to influence their subordinates, the organization, and the community.

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Brian Nanavaty
    Captain, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN
  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC
Location:
  • Frisco, TX
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • May 22 - May 26, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Five-day first-line supervisory course critical for both new and experienced public safety supervisors committed to leading from the front.

No public safety organization can function without well trained first-line leaders. The first-line supervisor is the most influential position within the organization. Their role, therefore, demands strong leadership, self-confidence, competence, management skills, and an understanding of how to influence their subordinates, the organization, and the community.

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Paul W. Luster
    Capt., Kansas City Police Department, MO
Location:
  • Marietta, GA
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • June 6 - June 9, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Chief Harry P. Dolan’s, (Ret.) Surviving Verbal Conflict® Training Program has been provided to tens of thousands of public safety professionals throughout the country. In response to popular requests, Chief Dolan has developed a train the trainer program providing public safety professionals with the training, tools and material required to train agency personnel in the highly acclaimed Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Program.

Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Train-the-Trainer course develops and prepares public safety professionals to serve as trainers in Surviving Verbal Conflict®. The 3 ½ day (26 hour) course covers the Surviving Verbal Conflict® course material as well as instructor development content such as how to present the lesson plan & program, student learning styles, and teaching practical exercises. Participants will be provided with all instructor related materials supporting their presentations i.e. SVC PowerPoint presentation, workbooks, practical exercises, as well as ongoing technical support.

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Bill Bongle
    Captain, Green Bay Police Department, WI (Ret.)
Location:
  • Marietta, GA
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • June 8 - June 9, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

Police-community relations is, by all accounts, the most critical issue facing law enforcement in America today. This training seminar presents law enforcement leaders with solutions, based on empirical research and actual practice, for improving citizen satisfaction, citizen confidence, and citizen support for law enforcement officers. This training utilizes the findings from social scientific research to identify what factors influence citizen satisfaction with the police, then provides real-life case study examples to illustrate each of the solutions identified by the research. This training is suited for law enforcement leaders of any rank who engage in directing agency operations and assist in forming departmental policies.

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Daniel Nieters
    Sergeant, Raleigh Police Department, NC
Location:
  • Conway, SC
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • June 19 - June 22, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995

Chief Harry P. Dolan’s, (Ret.) Surviving Verbal Conflict® Training Program has been provided to tens of thousands of public safety professionals throughout the country. In response to popular requests, Chief Dolan has developed a train the trainer program providing public safety professionals with the training, tools and material required to train agency personnel in the highly acclaimed Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Program.

Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Train-the-Trainer course develops and prepares public safety professionals to serve as trainers in Surviving Verbal Conflict®. The 3 ½ day (26 hour) course covers the Surviving Verbal Conflict® course material as well as instructor development content such as how to present the lesson plan & program, student learning styles, and teaching practical exercises. Participants will be provided with all instructor related materials supporting their presentations i.e. SVC PowerPoint presentation, workbooks, practical exercises, as well as ongoing technical support.

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Daniel Nieters
    Sergeant, Raleigh Police Department, NC
Location:
  • Frisco, TX
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • June 26 - June 29, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Chief Harry P. Dolan’s, (Ret.) Surviving Verbal Conflict® Training Program has been provided to tens of thousands of public safety professionals throughout the country. In response to popular requests, Chief Dolan has developed a train the trainer program providing public safety professionals with the training, tools and material required to train agency personnel in the highly acclaimed Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Program.

Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Train-the-Trainer course develops and prepares public safety professionals to serve as trainers in Surviving Verbal Conflict®. The 3 ½ day (26 hour) course covers the Surviving Verbal Conflict® course material as well as instructor development content such as how to present the lesson plan & program, student learning styles, and teaching practical exercises. Participants will be provided with all instructor related materials supporting their presentations i.e. SVC PowerPoint presentation, workbooks, practical exercises, as well as ongoing technical support.

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
Location:
  • Southgate, MI
Region:
  • Midwest
Date(s):
  • June 28, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $195.00

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Daniel Nieters
    Sergeant, Raleigh Police Department, NC
Location:
  • Columbus, OH
Region:
  • Midwest
Date(s):
  • August 21 - August 24, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $995.00

Chief Harry P. Dolan’s, (Ret.) Surviving Verbal Conflict® Training Program has been provided to tens of thousands of public safety professionals throughout the country. In response to popular requests, Chief Dolan has developed a train the trainer program providing public safety professionals with the training, tools and material required to train agency personnel in the highly acclaimed Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Program.

Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Train-the-Trainer course develops and prepares public safety professionals to serve as trainers in Surviving Verbal Conflict®. The 3 ½ day (26 hour) course covers the Surviving Verbal Conflict® course material as well as instructor development content such as how to present the lesson plan & program, student learning styles, and teaching practical exercises. Participants will be provided with all instructor related materials supporting their presentations i.e. SVC PowerPoint presentation, workbooks, practical exercises, as well as ongoing technical support.

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Daniel Nieters
    Sergeant, Raleigh Police Department, NC
Location:
  • Birmingham, AL
Region:
  • South
Date(s):
  • September 11 - September 12, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
  • Paul W. Luster
    Capt., Kansas City Police Department, MO
Location:
  • Las Vegas, NV
Region:
  • West
Date(s):
  • September 26 - September 29, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $950.00

Chief Harry P. Dolan’s, (Ret.) Surviving Verbal Conflict® Training Program has been provided to tens of thousands of public safety professionals throughout the country. In response to popular requests, Chief Dolan has developed a train the trainer program providing public safety professionals with the training, tools and material required to train agency personnel in the highly acclaimed Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Program.

Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-escalation Train-the-Trainer course develops and prepares public safety professionals to serve as trainers in Surviving Verbal Conflict®. The 3 ½ day (26 hour) course covers the Surviving Verbal Conflict® course material as well as instructor development content such as how to present the lesson plan & program, student learning styles, and teaching practical exercises. Participants will be provided with all instructor related materials supporting their presentations i.e. SVC PowerPoint presentation, workbooks, practical exercises, as well as ongoing technical support.

Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used, criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers. This is particularly true when incident video and audio reviews are utilized. In some cases, it has become clear that the verbal actions of the public safety responders served to escalate the situation. Administrators are now asking, “Is this an area in which the training tape has run out? Have we adequately trained our personnel to successfully manage and respond to verbal confrontations in a professional manner?"

Instructor(s):
  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department, NC (Ret.)
Location:
  • Las Vegas, NV
Region:
  • West
Date(s):
  • September 28 - September 29, 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $390.00

Police-community relations is, by all accounts, the most critical issue facing law enforcement in America today. This training seminar presents law enforcement leaders with solutions, based on empirical research and actual practice, for improving citizen satisfaction, citizen confidence, and citizen support for law enforcement officers. This training utilizes the findings from social scientific research to identify what factors influence citizen satisfaction with the police, then provides real-life case study examples to illustrate each of the solutions identified by the research. This training is suited for law enforcement leaders of any rank who engage in directing agency operations and assist in forming departmental policies.

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