Newburyport Police Sergeant Completes Advanced FBI Training

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Newburyport Police Department
Mark Murray, City Marshal
4 Green St.
Newburyport, MA 01950

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Newburyport Police Sergeant Completes Advanced FBI Training

Sgt. Matthew Simons Receives Trilogy Award for Finishing Series of Courses

NEWBURYPORT — City Marshal Mark Murray is pleased to announce that Newburyport Sgt. Matthew Simons earned the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award for successfully completing three advanced law enforcement training courses this month.

The FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award is given to a law enforcement professional who successfully completes the FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute and Executive Leadership Institute. Sgt. Simons attended the training from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4.

“The Newburyport Police Department is committed to providing its public safety officials with the best law enforcement training available in the nation and I congratulate Sgt. Simons on completing these rigorous courses,” Marshal Murray said. “He will be able to share these skills with members of the department to further improve how we serve and protect our community.”

Supervisor Leadership Institute:
The FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute is a cutting edge 4 1/2-day program built especially for first-line supervisors and middle managers with the goal of enhancing their leadership competencies. Faculty members are senior law enforcement leaders who are committed to passing on their lessons learned. Attendees engage in personality diagnostics, leadership case studies, mentoring, developing your people, performance management, risk management and credibility.

Command Leadership Institute:
The FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute is a dynamic, intensive and challenging 4 1/2-day program specifically and uniquely designed to prepare law enforcement leaders for command level positions.

The course’s focus is to provide real-life, contemporary, best-practice strategies and techniques for those aspiring to command level assignments. Instructors are passionate and have executive level law enforcement and leadership experience. Students engage in topics including credibility, command discipline and liability, dealing with problem employees and leading change within an organization.

Executive Leadership Institute:

This innovative program is designed for executive level law enforcement leaders and focuses on the emerging challenges facing the law enforcement profession. The highly interactive program follows the FBI-LEEDA “Cops Talking to Cops” model of professional development.  The seminar uses a wide range of source material and calls upon participants’ own professional experiences to facilitate individual development and learning.

Current course topics include generational leadership, paradigms and change objectives, power and influence, transactional and transformational leadership and the future of law enforcement.