SAVANNAH, GA. (November 17, 2017): Thirty-five officers and staff members with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department graduated today from the Leadership in Police Organizations Course.

This is the sixth group to graduate from the internationally-renowned training developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

The 120-hour class was held at the SCMPD Professional Development Center over the course of the past three months. The graduates consist of  sergeants, star corporals, corporals, advanced police officers, officers and civilian leaders from throughout the department. The course was taught by a IACP Certified National Instructor and IACP-trained SCMPD officers and staff.

This afternoon Chief Joseph H. Lumpkin, Sr. and Assistant Chief Robert Gavin presented the individuals with their certificates.

The graduates are: Sgt. Alycia Mclemore, Sgt. Mark Lupus, Sgt. Romel Petit-Frere, Sgt. Eric Smith, SCpl. Frederick Hill, Cpl. Barry Ripley, Cpl. Benjamin Blauth, Cpl. Casondra Lawton, Cpl. Chris Ameduri, Cpl. David Komrow, Cpl. Kaishawn Samuell, Cpl. Kelvin Ansari, Cpl. Matthew Cross, Cpl. Robert Edwards, Cpl. Sergio Ahuyon, Cpl. Scott Bill, APO Benjamin Valdivieso, APO David Bates, APO Diandra Sabb, APO Javarin Sapp, APO Kenneth Redfield, APO Matthew Jackson, APO William Barnett, Ofc. Alexander Gammon, Ofc. Corey Stevens, Ofc. Crystal Freyermuth, Ofc. James King, Ofc. Jason Manley, Ofc. John Hauber, CRO Tamika Verdree, Ms. Angie Harris, Ms. Cherquila Hicks, Ms. Katrina Myers, Ms. Nancy Brooks and Ms. Tanisha Thompson.