NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk Police Lieutenants Marc Lepore, Tom Roncinske and Terry Blake recently completed the Penn State Justice and Safety Institute Leadership and Command Program held at the Town of Groton Police Department.
The four-and-a-half day course provided the officers with the information they need to meet today's high-pressure challenges. During the course, emphasis was placed on real-life examples, the need for communication, and planning and managing change.
Key topics and concepts include:
- How to know and develop yourself and your people
- Operational planning
- Strategic planning
- Communication and problem solving
- Outreach strategies for managers
- SWOT analysis
- Value-based organizations
- Influencing change
- Case study of an organization that successfully implemented change and continues to grow positively
According to the Institute, as law enforcement leaders progress up the ranks to the command level, it is imperative that they are provided with the additional training to meet their advanced and increased demands. Meeting the diverse needs of the community requires that patrol officers are provided with appropriate guidance and strong leadership. The Leadership and Command Training Program focuses on developing skills important to protecting the community and enhancing the safety of the officers in the organization.
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