Sgt. Troy Holliday of the San Diego Unified School Police Department is now a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, a professional leadership development program for law enforcement supervisors.
leadership training opportunity is the perfect forum to help develop
the skillsets of our line-level supervisors," said Lt. Michael Marquez,
the department's operations lieutenant, "giving them the tools needed to
interact with and mentor other officers on the department,”
One of the goals of the San Diego Unified School District Police
Department is to consistently provide training opportunities to all
The institute provides a forum for personal growth and development of
the qualities necessary for effective public safety leadership by
teaching leadership and ethical decision-making skills to front-line
supervisors. The curriculum teaches students management and leadership
through inspiring, challenging and developing, while providing insight
on how each discipline compliments the other. The program was designed
and implemented in 1988 through the efforts of California law
enforcement professionals and top educators and trainers.
Students take 192 hours of course study during an eight-month period.
Among the course participants were a diverse group of professionals
from public entities.It is the mission of the California Commission on
Peace Officer Standards and Training to continually enhance the
professionalism of California law enforcement serving its communities.