Brooks completes certification

Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks completed the first 40 hours of the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program through the University Partnership for Alabama Continuing Education and the Alabama Association of Police Chiefs.

The program, consisting of specialized, executive-level training, is jointly administered by the University Partnership and the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police.

“This is a mark of success for Chief Brooks as well as for the City of Atmore for its support of the advancement of law enforcement management principles,” said Belinda Blackburn, director of Community Engagement and Outreach at Jacksonville State University and UPACE Partner.

Brooks received this certificate and recognition at the annual Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police Conference August 3 in Orange Beach.

Examples of courses included in the program are

* Managing for Effectiveness

* Dealing Effectively with the External Environment

* Effective Management and Supervisory Techniques for the Police Executive

* Strategic Planning for Your Department

* Generational Differences and Assessments

The UPACE Partnership is made up of Jacksonville State University, The University of North Alabama and Troy University Dothan. Its purpose is to make continuing education programs available for agencies and associations across the state.