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Snohomish Police Chief graduates from senior command training program
November 18, 2016
(SNOHOMISH, WA.) -- Snohomish Police Chief Chief John Flood, along with 23 members of other area law enforcement agencies, recently graduated from Northwestern University’s School of Police and Command Staff.
Left to right: Shelly Camden, Police Chief John Flood, David Rose. Photo: city of Snohomish. CLICK TO ENLARGE
The course is an intensive 10-week university-based program designed for mid-and upper-level management personnel that prepares managers for senior positions.
It's a 400-hour training program that includes course work in budgeting, leadership skills, statistical analysis and organizational behavior among other disciplines.
The training took place at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien. Training began on August 1st with graduation taking place on October 21st, according to a statement from the city.
In addition to the educational requirements of the course, the class was asked to come up with a legacy gift for the community. The class choose to help a woman who has three children with heart defects, and was able to raise $5,000 for the family to assist them with medical expenses and some basic housing needs.
Additionally, the class was able to work with a local mechanic to evaluate and repair the older van the woman was using to ake her kids to the hospital for treatment. The van had a number of safety problems and the repair shop kindly donated all of the needed parts and labor to help make the vehicle safe.
The class also raised and donated $500 to the Special Olympics.