Earlier this month, three sergeants with the La Vergne Police Department completed an intensive 10-week program called The School of Police Staff and Command.
The course provided detailed instruction on legal issues in law enforcement, managing criminal investigations, human resources administration, police resource allocation, and more.
On Dec. 7, Sgts. Burrel “Chip” Davis, David Durham, and Mike Mullen graduated from the course, sponsored by the Murfreesboro Police Department. Davis and Durham have been with the police department for nine years each and Mullen has been a sworn officer for 11 years.
“This intense program helps us develop future leaders in law enforcement,” Police Chief Mike Walker said. “Continuing education and training always improves performance, but this specific program also helps us to establish a chain of command structure for future leadership roles. It sets the tone for professional growth and expectations for the entire department. I am pleased these seasoned police officials have completed this component of their law enforcement education.”
The program was taught by the Center for Public Safety at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Graduates are eligible to earn college credit for the course.