Police gain skills through management program

CAROL STREAM – Two local police officers completed the 200-hour Management and Leadership Development Program offered through the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at the College of DuPage.

The five-week program covers more than 20 different subjects designed to prepare law enforcement supervisors and managers for assignments of increasing responsibility and authority.

Sgt. Chad Paskevicz of the Carol Stream Police Department and Sgt. Jessica Crowley of the Bartlett Police Department completed the program.

Students received instruction in various leadership training methods, including motivating across generations, negotiation skills, conflict resolution strategies, law enforcement career and family life, employee discipline, supervising the training program, labor law, performance appraisal techniques, supervisor liability, internal investigations, budget management, ethical considerations, mentoring for success, preparing for promotion, police unions and media relations.

Each student was required to research and present a management application project on a subject chosen by their agency.

Since 2010, more than 100 police officers from Illinois and Wisconsin have attended the MLDP.

For more information call (630) 942-2295 or visit www.cod.edu/slea.