From The Tribune staff reports
SPRINGVILLE – The Center for Best Practices in Law Enforcement at Jacksonville State University has announced that Springville Police Chief Wayne Walton has completed the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program.
“On behalf of the University Partnership for Alabama Continuing Education, and the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police, I take great pleasure in announcing that Chief Wayne Walton has completed 240 hours of training in the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program,” said Kaleb Littlejohn, Director of the Center for Best Practices in Law Enforcement at Jacksonville State University and UPACE Partner. “This is the highest level of achievement that is awarded through this program.”
Chief Walton is among an elite group of chiefs in the state who have successfully completed the four-level program developed by the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police and supported by the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission. This honor is a real credit to Chief Walton and to the City of Springville.
Chief Walton received this certification and recognition at the annual Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Orange Beach, Alabama, on August 3, 2023.
Examples of courses included in the program are: Understanding and Developing Your Leadership Style; Police Leadership: Managing for the Future; Ethics and Integrity; Police Organizational Structure: Managing for the Effectiveness: Strategic Planning and Personnel Management.
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.