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Presented at ASTD 2014 Conference, May 4, 2014
Presenters: Jarron Jackson, Marc De Simone, Patricia Delaney, William Goodwin
The Baltimore Police Department (BPD), through their education alliance with University of Maryland University College (UMUC), provides a Criminal Justice program that focuses on critical leadership competencies required in today's increasingly volatile and challenging law enforcement environment.
The program is designed to improve the quality and bench strength of the department's leadership pipeline and to increase the engagement, teamwork, and retention of employees. The desired outcome is to improve public safety by increasing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the BPD. Enhancing the credentials and leadership experience of BPD officers supports the traditional "promote from within" philosophy of the department and sets the BPD apart as a leader among its peers.
We'll show how this leadership program improves performance effectiveness at BPD through retention, promotions, and organizational improvement recommendations. You'll gain insights on how BPD aligns leadership development with its strategic goals through having students work on projects to solve real-life department challenges and work with BPD leadership to implement recommendations. These projects have become an important problem-solving component of the BPD's ability to protect its citizens.