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NOPD Graduates 30 Officers from Leadership Police Organizations Training Today

by Dawne Massey

November 18, 2016

Categories: Announcement

Topics: Police Training

NOPD Graduates 30 Officers from Leadership Police Organizations Training Today

Continuing its commitment to provide quality training and career development to all officers, the NOPD graduated 30 officers from Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO) training today. The program is designed to provide officers at every level of the department with the skills necessary to become a successful leader. The intensive, three-week program was developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and centers on the systematic development of leaders at all levels of an organization – the concept of “every officer a leader.”

“We remain committed to providing leadership and professional development opportunities to our officers and continue to invest in our officers and the next generation of leaders in the NOPD,” said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. "This program is an integral part of the police department’s commitment to providing well-trained, quality law enforcement services to the citizens of and visitors to New Orleans.”

Under the direction of Commander Chris Goodly, NOPD Education and Training, the three-week training program teaches officers how to lead both on and off the job and provides invaluable character and career-building experience. This is the ninth LPO class completed since NOPD began providing the training in 2012. To date, the department has trained more than 300 officers. Another 14 officers are LPO-certified instructors and have been approved by the IACP to teach the LPO program.

The following officers graduated from the LPO program today:

Officer Juan Barnes   

Officer Dwayne Bastian    

Officer Ashley Boult

Officer Jonathan Burnette   

Officer Roderic Carey

Officer Robert Evangelist     

Officer Theresa Morris   

Officer Bryan Mulvey   

Officer Harold Nunnery  

Officer Leon Paloade 

Officer Tyrone Parker  

Officer Jennifer Payne-Samuel

Officer Keenan Shields  

Officer Donnie Watson  

Officer Arianne White  

Officer Steven Williams  

Sergeant Michael Crawford  

Sergeant Bernard Crowden  

Sergeant Lawrence Jones  

Sergeant Mark Joseph  

Sergeant Troy Lyles  

Sergeant Tokishiba Lane  

Sergeant Sylvia Martin  

Sergeant Mark McCourt  

Sergeant Todd Morrell

Sergeant Clifton Neely   

Sergeant Samuel Palumbo, Sr.  

Sergeant Walter Powers

Sergeant Daniel Scanlan     

Sergeant Daniel Wharton   

The LPO leadership development training program has a focus on the systematic development of leaders at all levels of an organization. Classes are interactive and utilize small group case studies, videos, role playing, and class exercises to reinforce learning.