Shoemaker and Santos complete leadership school

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Posted 11/11/17

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office recently had two of its  personnel graduate from the Southeastern Leadership Academy.Detective Lt. David Shoemaker and Public Safety Unit Sgt. Mario …

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Shoemaker and Santos complete leadership school

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The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office recently had two of its  personnel graduate from the Southeastern Leadership Academy.

Detective Lt. David Shoemaker and Public Safety Unit Sgt. Mario Santos were recognized in a ceremony Friday at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus.

SELA is a dynamic five-week, law-enforcement leadership and management course designed for progressive and innovative police managers. It  is operated by the Law Enforcement Innovation Center through the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Additionally, the course prepares mid- and upper-level supervisory personnel for the increased responsibility of administrative command positions by providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful leadership in their agencies and communities.

Each week instruction focused around themed lessons: Foundations of Leadership/Leading Others, Leadership Skills, and Building External Relationships, Employee/ Internal Matters and Critical Issues.

The SELA. curriculum was developed by a team of national experts in the field of policing and is delivered by these same experts to ensure integrity of delivery, according to SELA's website. 

The curriculum covers current issues and information police administrators rely upon to adequately respond to the diverse demands of an executive position.

Sheriff Eric Watson stated, “For the third straight year our agency has sent supervisors to this prestigious leadership school. This comprehensive course challenges students to develop their leadership styles in order to become more effective and progressive leaders.”

Past graduates from Bradley County Sheriff’s Office  include Director of Communications James Bradford (2015) and  Senior Corrections Lt. Christi Walls (2016)

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