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For Immediate Release: March 31, 2014
Contact: S/Lt. Anne R. Ralston (614) 752-2792

Second “Public Safety Leadership Academy” class commences

COLUMBUS - The second “Public Safety Leadership Academy” class commenced today and will provide 11- weeks of accredited, college-level training through a partnership with The Ohio State University – John Glenn School of Public Affairs to law enforcement leaders from around the state of Ohio. The training is hosted at the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Training Academy and is offered at no cost to agencies by using casino tax revenue that was distributed to the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services for the purpose of supporting law enforcement training efforts.

This class has 33 officers, representing 22 agencies from around Ohio. The inaugural class, which graduated in June 2013, trained 30 law enforcement officers from across the state.

“Investing in Ohio’s future leaders is critical to the safety and security of our state, said Director John Born, Ohio Department of Public Safety. “The Public Safety Leadership Academy is an investment in Ohio’s law enforcement leaders so they may go forward in their careers and continue to effectively lead others.”

Participants receive 10 semester hours of academic credit, along with a certificate in Senior Leadership through The Ohio State University – John Glenn School of Public Affairs. The specialized curriculum is part of a carefully managed course with content in the areas of leadership and ethics; interpersonal and organizational communication; public management; organizational culture and ethics; human resources management; budgeting; and organizational behavior in law enforcement.

In addition, participants will attend enrichment events, which are executive level development seminars presented by distinguished speakers from both the government and private sector, on such topics as leadership lessons learned while under adverse conditions, inspiration and courage, and risk management.

Editor’s Note: Class Roster Attached

Officer Name                         Rank                                       Department

Dan Arwood

Captain

Fairborn Police Department

Larry Bamfield, Jr.

Captain

Chillicothe Police Department

Paul Beiser

Lieutenant

West Chester Police Department

Leslie Brode

Lieutenant

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Tod Cheney

Sergeant

Pickerington Police Department

Scott Dahlgren

Sergeant

Sandusky Police Department

David Daugherty

Lieutenant

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office

Jeffrey Fiorita

Captain

Beavercreek Police Department

John Grebb

Sergeant

Whitehall Police Department

Gurjit Grewal

Lieutenant

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Eric Grile

Captain

Beavercreek Police Department

Anton Haberkorn

Lieutenant

Parma Police Department

Douglas Hamman

Lieutenant

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Christopher Heverly

Lieutenant

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Steven Holcomb

Sergeant

Fairborn Police Department

Brian Kapple

Captain

Ohio University Police Department

Edward Kinney

Sergeant

Medina Police Department

Matthew Linscott

Lieutenant

Medina County Sheriff’s Office

Mark Nichols

Lieutenant

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Douglas Olmstead

Sergeant

Grove City Division of Police

Michael Prall

Sergeant

Greene County Sheriff’s Office

Daniel Rannebarger

Deputy Chief of Police

Genoa Township Police Department

Kevin Ross

Sergeant

Medina County Sheriff’s Office

Thomas Siedlecki

Lieutenant

Parma Police Department

Carlos Smith

Lieutenant

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Ronald Springer

Lieutenant

Stark County Sheriff’s Office

Robert Strausbaugh

Commander

Columbus Division of Police

Robert Tarro

Lieutenant

Parma Police Department

Shawn Tatter

Assist Agent In Charge

Ohio Investigative Unit

Scott Tkach

Sergeant

Mentor Police Department

Mychal Turner

Lieutenant

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

Paul Weiner

Lieutenant

Columbus Division of Police

Todd Zieja

Sergeant

Medina Township Police Department

 

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