SAVANNAH, GA (November 13, 2015): Thirty-six officers and staff members with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department graduated today from the Leadership in Police Organizations Course.

This is the second 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 lieutenants, sergeants, star corporals, corporals, advanced police officers, and civilian leaders from throughout the department.

Det. HarrisDet. Bryony Harris said, “This training is important because it develops new leaders and pushes the department forward. It taught me how bridging the gap between the different levels and units within the department helps the SCMPD close the gap between the department and the community.”

Sgt. MowersSgt. Robert Mower said, “As a leader this training will help me better anticipate problems and forecast solutions, allowing us to develop a long term vision as opposed to moving from crisis to crisis.”

The graduates are: Cpl. Eric Ansel, Sgt. Shamonica Badie, Cpl. Shana Brown, Sgt. Sean Carr, Lt. Racine Chaney, Sgt. Eric Dukarski, Sgt. Kevin Elleby, Lt. Greg Ernst, Lt. Daniel Flood, Sgt. Yujean Foster, Sgt. Mark Galipeau, Michelle Gavin, Star Cpl. Brian Gerber, Sgt. Marcus Graves, Cpl. Angel Gonzalez, Lt. George Gundich, Det. Bryony Harris, Sgt. Jeramy Henry, Sgt. Christopher Hewett, Cpl. David Johnson, Sgt. Nicole Kohles, Sgt. Joe Lewis, Tonja Maultsby, Sgt. Tiffany Manuel, Sgt. Robert Mowers, Cpl. John Murphy, APO Jason Pagliaro, Sgt. Raymond Retzer, Star Cpl. Keith Richardson, Sgt. Hiram Rivera, Sgt. Jonas Robinson, Sgt. Maurice Sanders, APO Sean Sueaquan, Star Cpl. Steve Snyder, Lt. Mike Wilson, Sgt. Sean Wilson.

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