Two officers with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office recently completed prestigious leadership training.
LCSO 1st Lt. Kevin Tucker and 2nd Lt. Robert Garnett Jr. graduated Thursday (March 8) from the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation Professional Executive Leadership School. The three-week intensive leadership program was conducted on the campus of the University of Richmond.
“The PELS program is part of my goal to continue to improve service, efficiency and professionalism in the agency,” Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman said. “Participating in this program increases the professionalism of our leadership staff and enables the agency to network with other large law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth.”
Tucker serves in the Field Operations Division and is the assistant station commander of the Dulles South Station. Garnett is assigned to the Corrections and Court Services Division and is a shift lieutenant at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.
The PELS program is designed for individuals who currently serve in command/executive level positions within their agencies. The curriculum is liberal-arts/humanities based and focused on the study of leadership at an advanced level. The objective of this program is to acquaint participants with best practices in leadership, challenge them to reflect upon their own leadership competency, and examine ways of achieving both personal and professional growth.
Faculty members from the University of Richmond teach the classes. They are drawn from the Robins School of Business, the Management Institute, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, and several other schools within the university.