Police chief, sergeant graduate from FBI program
LOWER POTTSGROVE » While high school and college students celebrated graduations last month, police were celebrating a graduation of their own.
Lower Pottsgrove police Chief Michael Foltz and Detective Sgt. Joseph Campbell graduated from the Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar. The graduation, which took place in Princeton, N.J., on June 16, concluded the 25th session of the program and consisted of 60 men and women from law enforcement agencies in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
The Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar is one of 26 regional FBI command colleges. The program is extremely selective and is by invitation only through a rigorous application selection process. The program is aimed at instructing police chiefs and executives on dealing with many issues that face officers on the job. It is considered one of the premier selective law enforcement leadership training programs in the country.
“While we pride ourselves on our high level educational program, the MALEEDS Executive Board also provides nightly networking opportunities to continue the learning experience outside of the classroom and encourages our attendees to foster relationships that will allow them to better themselves and their agencies,” said MALEEDS President Chuck Davall, Jr.
Once graduates have completed the program, they become part of a larger FBI- Law Enforcement Executive Development Association group that provides training to officers throughout the year and has a training conference each spring.
The program is co-sponsored by the Newark, New York, and Philadelphia Divisions of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), along with active and retired law enforcement officers from the former Princeton Borough (NJ) and the Princeton Township (NJ) Police Departments, the Princeton University (NJ) Department of Public Safety, and the River Vale (NJ) Police Department.
“We are extremely pleased with the success and development of
Mid-Atlantic LEEDS and we will strive to continue to bring the best executive level training and networking to law enforcement executives from the tri-state area,” said John DeVoe, a Detective Sergeant with the River Vale Police Department who is a member of the MALEEDS Executive Board.
For more information on the program, visit www. MALEEDS.org.