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NOPD Partners with OPSO, Graduates 31 Officers from Intensive Leadership Development Training Today

by PIO Staff

November 10, 2017

Categories: Announcement, On the Beat

Topics: Districts, Partnerships, Training

NOPD Partners with OPSO, Graduates 31 Officers from Intensive Leadership Development Training Today

The NOPD today graduated 31 officers from Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO) training, which 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.”

The program focuses on understanding behavioral science concepts and leadership theories. This is the tenth LPO class since the NOPD started providing the training program in 2012, and since then the NOPD has trained more than 300 officers to date. Superintendent Michael Harrison, who is also an LPO-certified instructor, spoke during the ceremony and acknowledged the partnership with the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office and the training opportunities given to NOPD by the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation. 




The following officers graduated from the LPO program today:


1. Jerry Baldwin

2. Djuana Bierria  (OPSO)

3. Stephen Carter (OPSO) 

4. John Castelin

5. Decynda Chambers 

6. Meghan Constantine 

7. James Doaty

8. Randy Garrison 

9. Shumeca Garrison 

10. Kenneth Gill 

11. Mary Grimes

12. Michael Guasco 

13. Patrick Guidry 

14. Damond Harris 

15. Michael Hughes  

16. Kevin Jackson 

17. Verna Jones 

18. James Kish 

19. Aaron Lacey (OPSO)

20. Kelsey Lewis

21. Qiana Lewis 

22. Juan Lopez 

23. Tianay Marshall 

24. Shelia Matthews

25 Athena Monteleone

26. Stephen Nguyen 

27. Fredrica Palmer

28. Cinnamon Rochon

29. Ryan St. Martin 

30. Cathy Taylor   (OPSO)

31. Tangy Verrett (OPSO)