CPD recognizes achievement of Sgt. Fresquez

Contributed photo Center Police Department Sgt. Aaron Fresquez recently completed specialized training with the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association.

CENTER — In a press release Center Police Department Chief Dale Meek recognized the achievement of CPD Sgt. Aaron Fresquez.

“I wanted to take this moment to recognize Sgt. Aaron Fresquez," Meek stated. "He recently completed his ‘Trilogy’ with the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI LEEDA). This is three separate courses in Supervisory Leadership, Command Leadership and Executive Leadership. When these courses are completed, a person receives their Trilogy recognition. I am proud of how Sgt. Fresquez has applied these courses to his leadership within the department and for the professional standards these courses represent to our department.”

Chief Meek explained that he requires each of the officers in the CPD to take advanced training courses and to pick a specialty that the officer finds interesting and furthers their career.

Examples of specialties for the officers include investigative techniques, school resource officer, K-9, and investigations.

It has been shown that officers who receive specialized training are more engaged with their community and it increases officer professionalism.

“If you see Sgt. Fresquez over the next couple of weeks, please make sure to congratulate him for his award and hard work,” Meek added.

The FBI LEEDA Trilogy is intended to advance the science and art of law enforcement leadership and promote the discussion of knowledge to improve law enforcement management procedures through training, education and networking among police professionals, according to FBI LEEDA.

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