BRISTOL, R.I., - The Justice System Training and Research Institute at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., in partnership with the New England Association of Chiefs of Police, recently recognized Sergeant James Barros, Sergeant Albert DeCristofano, Sergeant Joseph Dufault, Sergeant Stephen J. Gencarella, Sergeant Terrence Green, Sergeant Michelle Guerette, Sergeant David Marchant, Sergeant Tim McGann, Sergeant Julie R. Pryde, and Sergeant Robert Yekelchik of the Providence Police Department for the successful completion of the "Command Training Series: First
Line Supervisor Course," a two-week comprehensive training program for police supervisory personnel.
Coursework addressed contemporary concepts of management and leadership relevant to the responsibilities of first line supervisors in a modern criminal justice agency. The program, presented by experienced academics and law enforcement practitioners between January 24 and February 4, 2011 discussed topics including operational leadership and management principles, problem-solving, organizational and interpersonal communications, labor relations, disciplinary issues, and ethical decision-making.
Graduates of the session represented police departments from throughout New England and included Sergeants Barros, DeCristofano, Dufault, Gencarella, Green, Guerette, Marchant, McGann, Pryde, and Yekelchik.
Roger Williams University is a leading independent, coeducational liberal arts university at which students live and learn to be global citizens. With 41 academic programs and an array of co-curricular activities on its Bristol, R.I., campus, RWU is committed to its mantra of learning to bridge the world. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented academic and financial successes and continues to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten educational institutions in its class.