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Thirty-Eight Arkansas Officers Complete the School of Law Enforcement Supervision

Thirty-eight law enforcement professionals from across the State graduated today from the 46th session of the Criminal Justice Institute’s School of Law Enforcement Supervision (SLES), a distinguished four-week program that focuses on leadership and advanced management education for Arkansas law enforcement supervisors. Graduation ceremonies were held at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock with Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin and Mr. Kermit Channell, Executive Director of the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, serving as guest speakers.

SLES was held at the Institute one week per month from February to May and consisted of 140 hours of classroom instruction that covered major aspects of police supervision. Program topics included decision making, effective communication, ethics, external and internal influences and controls, leadership, legal issues, organizational culture, and police administration. The course is designed specifically for first and second line supervisors to assist them in the development and reinforcement of techniques needed to apply sound management principles.

“When law enforcement professionals in this State are promoted to positions of leadership within their agencies, it is essential that they are provided with a core foundation of advanced training and education to prepare them for this role.” says Dr. Cheryl May, Director of the Criminal Justice Institute. “The School of Law Enforcement Supervision provides this core foundation and plays a vital part in shaping effective leaders within Arkansas law enforcement agencies.”

See the attached press release for a full listing of graduates.