Thursday, May 1, 2014

School Police sergeant graduates from police leadership academy

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.

“This 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 sergeants.

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.