Sinclair Police Officer Graduates from Police Executive Leadership College

Three week course designed to help law enforcement officers improve leadership skills

Dayton, OH- Sinclair Community College Police Officer Scott E. Fowler graduated from the Law Enforcement Foundation's Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) on November 14, 2008. He was one of 33 students attending the fifty-second session of the college.

PELC is an intensive, three-week leadership-training program for law enforcement executives. It is based on the premise that leadership skills can be learned, and given the opportunity for feedback and practice, that executives can substantially improve their leadership abilities. The program involves 105 class hours over three weeks on several topics, and includes required readings, research papers, community interviews, speeches, and team projects. Over 1,500 Ohio law enforcement executives have attended PELC since its beginning in 1988.

The Law Enforcement Foundation, in cooperation with the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, sponsors the Police Executive Leadership College. PELC was developed to meet the goal of providing law enforcement executives with innovative and in-depth educational opportunities.

Officer Fowler has served with Sinclair Police for 24 years. His accomplishments during that time have included: becoming the department's first certified crime prevention specialist, supervising security at the Englewood and Huber Heights Learning Centers as well as the Courseview Campus Center, supervising the Dispatch Center and serving as coordinator of the annual Sinclair Safety Awareness Expo.

Commenting on the value and importance of PELC, Officer Fowler indicated, "I have begun implementing a variety of concepts that will enable me to become a better manager and an effective leader. I was also fortunate to be a member of this PELC class because of the personal connections I now have with law enforcement managers across the state."