More than 30 NOPD officers started an intensive three-week-long leadership development training program this week as part of the department’s commitment to recruit, develop and retain quality officers. The Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO) program is designed to provide officers at every rank with the skills necessary to become successful leaders.
The intensive program was developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and emphasizes on the systematic development of leaders at all levels of an organization.
For the next three months, a total of 31 LPO participants will meet for one week each month and develop skills that will enable them to lead both on and off the clock. This class is the ninth launched since the NOPD began providing LPO training in 2012. The NOPD has trained more than 200 officers to date, including 14 officers who a have been approved by the IACP to serve as LPO-certified instructors.