to Present Workshop for Police Chiefs July 14-15
Jacksonville State University's Department of Continuing Education is
hosting a two-day workshop for Alabama police chiefs at the McClellan
Center on July 14 and 15 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The first session
will feature training on media relations and news interviews. The second
session is titled Dealing Effectively with the External Environment.
The lead instructor will be Tom Jennings.
The workshop is
a component of the University Partnership in Alabama Continuing Education
(UPACE). UPACE is a partnership between JSU, Troy University-Dothan,
and the University of North Alabama.
may earn credits toward the Certification of Law Enforcement Executive
Program. CLEEP is a program designed to maintain educational standards
for police chiefs.
"The workshop is
for police chiefs all across the state," said Ann M. Wells, director
of continuing education at JSU. "Currently more than 500 police chiefs
participate in the program."
CLEEP consists of
four levels of achievement. A participate earns the Certificate of Police
Management after achieving 40 hours of credit. Level two is awarded
after 80 hours, and level three is awarded after 160 hours are earned.
The advanced level is achieved after 240 hours are earned. Certificates
and pins are awarded as each level is achieved.
At least five Alabama
police chiefs have earned their advanced certificate.
The curriculum presented
at the workshops was developed in cooperation with the Alabama Association
of Chiefs of Police. The AACOP indicates training needs and UPACE coordinates
the training at the partnership universities.
"I think the CLLEP
program is an excellent way to meet critical training needs," said Tommy
Thompson, Jacksonville police chief. "The skills that each chief attains
are helping to enhance each respective department."
For more information,
contact JSU's continuing education program at 782-5918.
for news releases by using the request form at http://www.jsu.edu/news/requestform.html.