LEOs utilize new learning center

Published 12:46 am Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Opp Police Department said it has had great turn out for its new educational development programs in law enforcement leadership and organizational management.

Opp Police Assistant Chief Kevin Chance said Friday that they have 18 students enrolled in motivational leadership class and 17 students enrolled in critical thinking for effective leadership.

Chance said the number stack up to what they were expecting.

“According to the instructor, these classes are ideal for 18-25 students,” he said.

Officers from OPD, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency agents, Andalusia Police Department officers, Florala Police Department officers, a Covington County deputy, a 22nd Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office investigator and Geneva Police Department officers are attending these courses.

The program was announced earlier this month by OPD Chief Mike McDonald and is offered at the City of Opp police and fire training center through Auburn University Montgomery and ALEA’s law enforcement and command college.

McDonald said then that the courses are offered at no charge to the officers.

There are two classes per semester offered and classes are 16 weeks long.

For more info, call 334-493-4511.