SOMERVILLE — Chief David Fallon reports that the Somerville Police Department, in conjunction with the MA Municipal Police Training Council, hosted a free, FBI- Law Enforcement Executive Development (LEEDA) Association Supervisor Leadership Institute at the department’s headquarters last week. Police held the course from Oct. 26-30. Somerville Lt. Gerard Rymill, Lt. Sean Sheehan, Sgt. John Tam and Sgt. Diogo DeOliveira attended.
The institute is designed to enhance leadership skills for supervisors. Attendees learn from senior law enforcement experts who have spent many years in the field and are committed to sharing their resources. Areas of focus included:
• Personality diagnostics
• Leadership case studies
• Development of people, performance management, risk management and leadership legacy.
“We were excited to not only bring this training program to our department, but to also be able to send some of our own supervisors to the week-long institute,” Chief Fallon said. “Their new set of skills will be a benefit to the other members of this department and the community as a whole.” Instructors included Dean Crisp, retired Columbia, S.C. Police Chief and retired Lt. Jerry Thompson, who has with 31 years of experience with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The Supervisor Leadership Institute is the first of three FBI-LEEDA programs to be co-sponsored by the Somerville Police Department and the Municipal Police Training Council. In early 2016, Somerville Police will host the Command Leadership Institute and the Executive Leadership Institute.