[The following was submitted by Roger Williams University.]
The Justice System Training and Research Institute at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., in partnership with the New England Association of Chiefs of Police, recently recognized Lieutenant Scott Richards of the Peabody, MA Police Department for the successful completion of the "Command Training Series: Executive Development Course," a seven-week comprehensive training program for senior police managers.
Classroom and online coursework addressed contemporary concepts of management and leadership relevant to the responsibilities of the executive in a modern criminal justice agency.
The program, presented by experienced academics and law enforcement practitioners between October 14 and November 16, 2012, discussed Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ), concepts of reflective leadership, critical thinking and decision making, organizational and interpersonal communications, current trends in civic liability, budgeting, maneuvering in a political environment, managing the external dimensions of public safety decision making, research, policy and practice, organizational culture and change management as well as labor and management relations.
Graduates of the session represented police departments from throughout New England and included Lieutenant Richards.
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