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IACP Foundation: Law Enforcement Business Fellowship Candidates Selected

By Patricia Casstevens, Director, IACP Foundation

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nce again, the IACP Foundation and Target are proud to join in a collaborative effort to bring no-cost leadership and management training to law enforcement command staff across the United States. The Law Enforcement Business Fellowship (LEBF) is a two-week instructional program based on several of Target’s most effective courses but revised and geared toward law enforcement command staff.

This second iteration of the fellowship will host five law enforcement leaders at Target’s corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from July 19 to July 29, 2010. All costs associated with the program—including compensation for instructors, travel to and from Minneapolis, lodging for two weeks, and some meals—will be covered by a grant from Target through the Foundation.

The curriculum for this pilot program has undergone review and approval by an educational subcommittee of the Foundation, comprised of active and sworn law enforcement executives. Topics covered include community partnerships, change management, crisis leadership, media relations, finance, information security, and forensics.

The Foundation received more than 30 applications from highly qualified individuals, each of which was reviewed by a subcommittee of the Foundation and Target team members. While the Foundation initially advertised this program to permit four scholarships, the LEBF is now able to accommodate additional attendees, thanks to increased funding from Target.

Congratulations to the five successful candidates for the 2010 LEBF and many thanks to Target for its continued investment in the future of professional policing. ■

Colonel Doyle is the chief of police in Greenhills, Ohio, which is a suburb of Cincinnati. As a Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) in Ohio and a graduate of the 138th session of the FBI National Academy, Colonel Doyle knows the value of preparing command staff for advancement. He believes chiefs must stay on the cutting edge of new ways of thinking and be economically savvy in tough financial times.
Deputy Chief Roland has been fortunate to work with Target in the past, using a relationship with their local store to solve problems of mutual concern. The Mount Vernon Police Department is currently spearheading a program that puts forth the concept of community governance, and Deputy Chief Roland believes the LEBF will not only enhance that project but also will help him better assess and mentor his own agency’s future leaders.
Major Evans oversees patrol and investigative operations in the largest business district in the state of Oklahoma and has worked very closely with corporate partners and the community to combat organized retail crime. Major Evans is interested in what Target has learned from its experiences in crisis management, community partnerships, and media relations, and he hopes to bring that understanding back to his department.
Captain Turner holds a deep commitment to excellence in law enforcement leadership and believes that unique partnerships, such as this program with Target, are significant and meaningful ways to foster effective best practices within his agency. Captain Turner knows that change is inevitable and that only by facing change head on, embracing it, and using it to grow can one truly push organizational transformation.
Lieutenant Fox holds the position of adjutant for the assistant chief of operations in the San Francisco Police Department, an agency of more than 2,200 officers that has only recently come under the leadership of Chief George Gascón. Lieutenant Fox recognizes the challenges that reorganization brings under new leadership and hopes that the information presented by the LEBF will enhance his critical thinking and management skills and his ability to effectively implement change in his agency.

The IACP Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization established to solicit, receive, administer, and expend funds for law enforcement–related charitable and educational purposes. Donations may be tax deductible; please check with your personal tax adviser. The foundation’s federal tax ID number is 54-1576762.

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVII, no. 7, July 2010. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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