SAVANNAH, GA (November 18, 2016): Thirty-three officers and staff members with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department graduated today from the Leadership in Police Organizations Course.

This is the fourth 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, and civilian leaders from throughout the department. The course was taught by IACP Certified National Instructor Larry Mathieson and IACP-trained SCMPD officers and staff.

This morning Chief Joseph H. Lumpkin, Sr. presented the individuals with their certificates.

The graduates are: Sgt. Ruben Colon, Sgt. Susan Fandrich, Sgt. Timothy Lewis, Sgt. Matthew LoPresti, Sgt. Cleveland Lovett, Sgt. Roger Mydell, Sgt. Charles Pugh, Sgt. Jonathan Puhala, Sgt. Dana Purvis, Sgt. Robert Santoro, Sgt. Corey Schaff, Sgt. Samantha Stephens, Sgt. Bobby Stewart, Sgt. Kasey Suddath, Sgt. Chris Talley, Star Cpl. Tracy Walden, Cpl. Dion Hurley, Cpl. James Hutcherson, Cpl. Jeremy McKnight, Cpl. Richard Moore, Cpl. Christopher Ross, Cpl. Michele Schiro, Cpl. Eugene Solomon, Cpl. Richard Wiggins, APO Chase Cogswell, APO Tony Farmer, APO Adina Ripley, Ms. Jina Ansel, Ms. Lakesha Boyce, Mr. Maurice Lee, Mrs. Priscilla Marshall, Ms. Judith Miller, Ms. Karen Williams.