Fairfield officer completes 14-month-long executive training course

Fairfield police Sgt. Don Garrett, center, receives his certificate from the Certified Law Enforcement Executive program in Columbus. CONTRIBUTED

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Fairfield police Sgt. Don Garrett, center, receives his certificate from the Certified Law Enforcement Executive program in Columbus. CONTRIBUTED

Fairfield Police Department Sgt. Don Garrett was honored at a ceremony earlier this month as one of 28 graduates of the Certified Law Enforcement Executive program at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy.

Garrett completed on Feb. 8 the CLEE program which was co-sponsored by the Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Ohio Department of Public Safety offered additional grant funding.

Participants were selected for the program by meeting set standards in experience, formal and continuing education, as well as professional-related experience. The program instructed the officers in areas of ethics, change management, interpersonal skills, strategic planning and external environmental management.

The instructors include noted faculty members at universities across the Midwest and consultants to business and industry.

The CLEE program is designed to “elevate the standards of excellence for law enforcement executives,” according to the Ohio Chiefs of Police Association.

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