On January 17, 2019, Sergeants Truman Bolden and Greg Micolucci formally graduated from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Command and Leadership Academy. They completed the class during the fall of 2018 and were recognized at the 53rd graduation ceremony yesterday in East Windsor, New Jersey. The classes were held weekly in New Castle County in conjunction with the New Castle County Police Department.
During this 14 week class, students learn leadership skills, behavioral theories, stress management, communication skills and how to manage groups and inter-group conflict. The curriculum, which was developed through the United States Military Academy at West Point, teaches the students how to use organization theory in a law enforcement context. The class meets weekly and requires extensive preparation and written testing.
All sworn officers with the Newark Police Department at the rank of Sergeant and above are required to attend the class. Management employees in a supervisory capacity also attend the class. Sgt. Greg D’Elia, a graduate of the course himself, now serves as an instructor.