Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police/Rotman School of Management Leadership Program Trains Police Executives
Fri, April 7, 2006
TORONTO, April 6 (AScribe Newswire) -- A seventh group of police executives will graduate on April 8, 2006, from an MBA-style program at the Universityof Toronto's Rotman School of Management. Their newly acquired management and leadership skills will help them to better meet the challenges in today's complex, policing environment. The program includes participants from: Calgary Police Service, Toronto Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
Faced with the increasing challenges of policing in Canada, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) partnered with the Rotman School of Management to create a unique three-week educational program for its members. Six years later, the Police Leadership Program has provided leadership and management training for 111 future and current police leaders in municipal, provincial, and military police services nationwide. Graduates have been promoted to the highest ranks within their organizations.
"Today's police leaders in Ontarioand Canadadeal with many diverse and complex challenges," said OACP President Chief Armand La Barge. "The partnership between OACP and Rotman to train and develop police leaders to meet these challenges remains an important part of our commitment to meet the public safety needs of all our citizens across the province."
The current class represents 15 police services from across the country. The program features classroom instruction by Rotman faculty, peer interaction, and presentations by business leaders including Frank Clegg, Chairman Navantis Inc., and former President Microsoft Canadaand police-related speakers such as RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli.
Alumni of the program who have been promoted to the position of chief since graduation include Bill Blair (Toronto Police Service), Ian Davidson (Greater Sudbury Police Service), Murray Faulkner (London Police Service), Brian Mullan (Hamilton Police Service), and Wendy Southall (Niagara Regional Police Service).
"Today's police leaders need many of the same skills as business managers," says Rotman professor Ramy Elitzur, academic director of the program. "During their three weeks in the Police Leadership Program participants acquire valuable management and leadership skills that they can take back to better serve their communities they are accountable to."
The ceremonial graduation for the current class takes place at the Rotman
School, Saturday, April 8, 2006 beginning at 1:30 pm. Attending the ceremony will be police chiefs and senior officers, civic representatives, the graduates' families, and program alumni.
POLICE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM - GRADUATES, SPRING 2006
Inspector Jill Archer, Peel Regional Police
Acting Superintendent Timothy Armour, OttawaPolice Service
Inspector Steve Asanin, Peel Regional Police
Inspector Stephen Beckett, WaterlooRegional Police Service
Inspector Terry Creighton, YorkRegional Police
Inspector Anthony Cusimano, YorkRegional Police
Staff Superintendent Michael Federico, TorontoPolice Service
Superintendent Richard Finn, YorkRegional Police
Chief Rod Freeman, Orangeville Police Service
Superintendent Douglas Kane, NiagaraRegional Police Service
Deputy Chief Jeff Kellner, BrantfordPolice Service
Inspector Dan Kinsella, HamiltonPolice Service
Mr. Giles le Riche, Durham Regional Police Service
Inspector Lee MacArthur, BrockvillePolice Service
Detective Inspector Mary MacLachlan, OntarioProvincial Police
Ms. Karen Matthews, KingstonPolice Force
Inspector Richard McCabe, YorkRegional Police
Ms. Beverly Mullins, Peel Regional Police
Mr. Allan Phibbs, Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
Deputy Chief Dean Young, CalgaryPolice Service
Staff Sergeant Todd Zimmerman, Greater SudburyPolice Service