ACTON — Chief Richard Burrows is pleased to announce that Sgt. David Joachim completed the Roger Williams University Command Training Series: First Line Supervisor Course om Friday, Oct. 9.
The two-week course offered to police supervisory personnel addressed contemporary concepts of management and leadership relevant to the responsibilities of first line supervisors in a modern criminal justice agency.
The coursework, presented by experienced academics and law enforcement practitioners, discussed topics including operational leadership and management principles, problem-solving, organizational and interpersonal communications, labor relations, disciplinary issues and ethical decision-making.
“Congratulations to Sgt. Joachim for completing this rigorous course and for enhancing his skills as a supervisor for the Acton Police Department,” Chief Burrows said. “This step shows his commitment and dedication to the department and our mission to provide the best possible service for our community.”
Sgt. Joachim was promoted to the rank of sergeant in July and has worked with the department since 2008.
The course was offered by the Justice System Training and Research Institute at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, in partnership with the New England Association of Chiefs of Police. Graduates of the course represented police departments from throughout New England.