CITY OF JOLIET: Joliet Police Supervisors Graduate From Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command
City of Joliet issued the following announcement on July 3.
Joliet Police Chief Brian Benton announced the graduation of Joliet Police Lieutenant Kevin Labolle and Sergeants Arthur Vandergrift, Kenneth Brown and Christopher Botzum from the Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command.
This 10-week course is designed to prepare top and mid-level law enforcement managers and supervisors for
senior agency positions. The officers graduated from the course on May 11, 2018. The guest speaker for the
ceremony was the recently appointed U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and Joliet native, John
The School of Police Staff and Command covers six broad areas of study:
• Management and Management Theory
• Organizational Behavior
• Human Resources for Law Enforcement
• Staffing Allocation
• Personnel Deployment
More than 10,000 officers both nationally and internationally have graduated from the program since its first
session was held in 1983.
“The curriculum presented during the School of Police Staff and Command is critical to the professional
development of our future department leaders,” stated Chief Benton. “The commitment displayed by these
supervisors during this course shows their dedication to improving the level of professionalism within our
police department. The citizens of Joliet should be proud of their efforts.”
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