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Police Sergeants Attend Premier Supervisory Training Courses


November 04, 2005

Ketchikan, Alaska - Four sergeants of the Ketchikan Police Department flew to Dallas, Texas, on October 2nd to participate in an extensive four week course in the School of Police Supervision at the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration.

jpg Police Sergeants

Left to Right: Sergeant John Alguire, Sergeant Joe White,
Sergeant Josh Dossett and Sergeant Howard Townsend.
Photographs courtesy Ketchikan City Police

The Institute in Plano, Texas, offers the course which is one of the premier supervisory law enforcement training courses in the United States. Topics included Change and Organization, Legal Aspects of Supervision, Motivation, Legal Liability, Police Community Relations and Creating a Strong Ethical Environment. Extensive testing and a research paper were required in the course.

Because all four were sent at one time, tuition was charged for only three by the Institute, according to Public Safety Director Rich Leipfert. Training funds approved by the City Council for 2005 paid the cost of attendance at the school.

Graduating the course on October 28th were Sergeants Josh Dossett, Howard Townsend, John Alguire and Joe White.




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