CHICAGO – Recently, the Chicago Police Department (PD) and graduates of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) Department of Homeland Security Leadership Academy (DHSLA) asked FLETC to export a presentation on leadership and perseverance.
FLETC personnel responded to provide this training. Instructor David Lau and State, Local, and Tribal Division (SLTD) Chief Charles “Skeet” Brewer set the wheels in motion to coordinate the training. Instructor Lau presented “Resilience, AntiFragility, and Flourishing Forward” training to almost 70 of Chicago PD’s executive staff. While in Chicago, Division Chief Brewer met with the commander and chief responsible for Chicago PD’s training programs.
“Every member of a law enforcement organization is responsible for fostering a culture of wellness and resiliency,” said FLETC Assistant Director Kai Munshi, Technical Training Operations Directorate. The FLETC Leadership Institute has developed numerous programs that provide law enforcement personnel with the necessary tools to proactively build resiliency in their organizations before critical incidents occur.
“It is also imperative that leaders have a deep understanding of resiliency principles to effectively communicate expectations and sustain a workforce prepared to meet any challenge, stated Munshi.
Chicago has the second-largest police department in the nation, and the message of resilience and wellness brought to the Department was enthusiastically received.
Left to Right – Chicago Police Department Commander Ralph Cruz Chicago, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), State, Local, and Tribal Division Chief Skeet Brewer, Officer Kataka Page, and FLETC Senior Instructor David Lau in Chicago at the FLETC Resiliency Training on May 24, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois.
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