Greensboro’s head cop now certified by State of Alabama

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 30, 2004

GREENSBORO-Greensboro Police Chief Claude Hamilton has completed his level one Police Management Certification. He was able to complete the requirements at the conventions due to the not being able to attend the training courses when offered.

“On behalf of the University Partnership for Alabama Continuing Education, and the Alabama Association of Police Chiefs, I take great pleasure in announcing that Chief Claude Hamilton has earned the Certificate in Police Management. He has successfully completed the first forty hours of the Law Enforcement Executive Program,” said Ann Wells, director of Continuing Education at Jacksonville State University and UPACE Partner.

The program, consisting of specialized, executive level training, is jointly administered by the University Partnership and the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police.

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“This is a mark of success for Chief Hamilton as well as for the City of Greensboro for its support of the advancement of law enforcement management principles,” said Wells.

Chief Hamilton received this certification and recognition at the annual Association of Police Chiefs Conference at Point Clear in May. Some of the courses included in the program are Ethics, Dealing Effectively with the External Environment, Effective Management and Supervisory Techniques for the Police Executive, Diversity, Understanding People and Cultures, and Strategic Planning for Your Department.

The UPACE Partnership is made up of Jacksonville State University, Troy State University Dothan, and the University of North Alabama. Its purpose is to make continuing education programs available for agencies and associations across the state.

Presently, UPACE provides training for the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police, as well as for the Alabama Association of County Engineers and the Alabama Association of County Engineers.

“I want to complete all the levels and attain the Executive Certification,” Hamilton said, “But I have to complete 180 hours of class work before then.”