The University of Phoenix Savannah Campus has teamed with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department in a two-day program to help advance the expertise of newly-promoted leaders.
Captains, lieutenants and sergeants promoted by SCMPD at the end of last year have been participating in the Mid-Level Management Training Program provided by the University of Phoenix as a pilot for nationwide training.
The university donated the classes.
Hosting the training were Dr. Dana Taylor, College Campus Chair of the College of Social Sciences with oversight over the College of Criminal Justice and Security, and Lydia Syed of Workforce Solutions, both of the University of Phoenix/Savannah.
Instructors included Dr. James J. Ness, Dean of Criminal Justice & Security of the University of Phoenix and former Villa Groves, Ill., chief of police, now of Phoenix, Ariz., Capt. Hajir I. Nuriddin, of the Bakersfield, Cal., Police Department; Leroy Purdie, Area Chair, School of Business, University of Phoenix/Savannah; and Col. Terry Enoch, of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.
Programs included Vision, Inclusion and Execution; Conflict Resolution; Managing Multiple Generations; and Ethics in Leadership.
Chief Willie Lovett said the program initiated by Islands Precinct Capt. Charles Hall and organized by Dr. Taylor was an important element in the transition of the officers from their previous assignments to their new ones.
“This program is designed to accent the management skills necessary for the new positions,” he said.. “The skills these newly appointed officers used to excel in their previous positions may not be the ones they need in their elevated roles.
“The University of Phoenix did an exceptional job of pulling together highly qualified instructors and impressive programs. We are extremely appreciative of their efforts.”
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