Spears-McNatt Becomes Certified Law Enforcement Executive

As a new graduate of the 14-month Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) program, Deputy Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt of The Ohio State University Police Division (OSUPD), recently reached a high level of professional accomplishment.

Deputy Chief Spears-McNatt was one of 28 CLEE's who was honored at their graduation at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy in Columbus, Ohio on February 8, 2017.

The ceremonies celebrated the completion of study in a unique course co-sponsored by the Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police.  A special thanks and recognition to the Ohio Department of Public Safety for their generous grant which supported CLEE XXI.  The instructors include noted faculty members at universities across the Midwest and consultants to business and industry.

Participants were selected for the program by meeting set standards in experience, formal and continuing education, as well as professional-related experience.  For more than a year, they received instruction in modules concerned with ethics; change management; interpersonal skills; vision, mission and guiding principles; strategic planning; external environmental management; organizational risk management and resource allocation and budgeting.  Graduates of CLEE have demonstrated their mastery of these modules through written examinations and papers.

The Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program promotes professional development, benefiting not only the individual but also the agencies, in which they work and practice, and their communities.  It is designed to elevate the standards of excellence for law enforcement executives. Individuals interested in participating in future CLEE programs can access application information from the Law Enforcement Foundation website at www.lef-oh.org or email jeff.hill@oacp.org.

News release courtesy of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police.