Recognizing that the beginning of any new police chief’s administration can be the most challenging but also the most crucial period of a new chief’s tenure, the OACP is partnering with the IACP New Police Chief Mentoring Project to provide support during this transition. This opportunity is designed to provide newer police executives with leadership development and policy guidance through the professional support network of chiefs in Ohio as they begin their tenure.
The New Police Chief Mentoring Project is a valuable professional development opportunity that helps to connect police executives. The project assists newer police chiefs active in their first three years of appointment by matching them with experienced mentor chiefs supported by OACP and IACP resources. The unique relationship between OACP and IACP enhances the professionalism of chiefs in Ohio by matching newer chiefs with experienced and trained mentors in their region or throughout Ohio. Additionally, all participants receive complimentary resources, including the highly acclaimed Police Chiefs Desk Reference.
The OACP encourages all new chiefs to take advantage of this cost-free professional development opportunity and for more experienced chiefs to consider sharing your legacy as a mentor. To participate in the Mentoring Project, please contact one of the following:
Chief Gary Vest, Powell PD at 614-396-3344 or email@example.com
Craig King, OACP Advisory Services Director at 614-761-4632 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Ekelund with the IACP New Police Chief Mentoring Project at 800-843-4227, ext 844, or email@example.com
This project is supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
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