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New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police – UK Experience

Advanced Leadership and Professional Policing Practices

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Advanced Leadership and Professional Policing Practices

This being my inaugural NJASCOP “Advanced Leadership and Professional Policing Practices Seminar,” I was not sure what to expect.  Having said that, any expectations I had were overwhelmingly exceeded.

Anything law enforcement or culturally-related I could have wished to experience in London took place during this trip.  Trust me, there are worse ways to spend a Monday afternoon than in the historic Courtroom #1 of The Old Bailey.

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NJSACOP at The Tower of London

Fast forward to witnessing history on Tuesday, the oldest military ceremony in the world — “The Ceremony of the Keys” — in person (not to mention the tour and visit to the Yeoman Warder’s pub).

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Visiting training facilities such as Gravesend and spending time at facilities such as Guildhall were educational, as well as enjoyable, to see how our British counterparts train and police.

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NJSACOP at the Guildhall

I also think back to Friday of the visit.  We spent the morning at the Counter Terrorist Specialist Firearms Operations Headquarters, had free time during which I went to Westminster Abbey, and then went to Scotland Yard … talk about a diverse day!

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NJSACOP at the Houses of Parliament

Lastly, imagine a Saturday spent in the Library of the House of Lords in Parliament followed by a visit to the Prime Minister’s residence finished with a Premiere  League soccer match at Wembley Stadium … no training or seminar I’ve ever been to could match one of those experiences, let alone three in one day.  And these are just the highlights.

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There is much more I could expound on this experience, but as you can read, it was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime training opportunity and I could not more highly recommend attending it, if possible.

Captain Robert Ryan, 

Bayonne Police Department, New Jersey.

New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police – UK Experience

Advanced Leadership and Professional Policing Practices

The Advanced Leadership and Professional Policing Practices program offered an immersive  week long experience on critical issues facing law enforcement leaders.

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New Scotland Yard Crime Museum

The program allowed leaders from England law enforcement to share insights and perspective on how they deal with a wide array of challenges. Their use of force, crowd control, large event planning and terrorism tactics are lessons that can be applied in any country.  The interactive dynamics of classroom and field work allow for a first-hand look at the concepts and practices used by law enforcement in London.

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Participants gained insight and perspective in critical thinking for law enforcement decision making, as well as leadership lessons from the UK Parliament, Security at an iconic sports stadium (Wembley), the City of London Police OP Servator and the Metropolitan Police Service.

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10 Downing Street and Wembley Stadium

James Ryan, Deputy Chief of Police

South Brunswick Police Department SBPD.

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Deputy Chief Jim Ryan

New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

Foundation for Executive Leadership 2018

As I reflect on the Foundation for Executive Leadership course there are many takeaways from the program that have already proven beneficial to both my personal and professional life, specifically, the focus on oneself.  Coming into this course I was expecting another leadership course that simply regurgitated what other instructors/experts in the field have already spoken; this certainly was not the case with you.  As each segment of the course progressed, it was clear that it was not just the content that was valuable but rather the way in which you presented the material.  Your expertise and passion for truly caring about others is what set you and this course apart from the many others. You are a class act sir and the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, its members and the entire law enforcement profession are truly lucky to have you as a member, mentor and friend.  Thank you!!

Captain Andrew J. Bartolotti, Support Services Division Commander

Summit Police Department, New Jersey.

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New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police – UK Experience

Advanced Leadership and Professional Policing Practices

I was amazed that many of the issues we are experiencing in US policing are identical in the UK, and we were given the opportunity to listen to the various approaches the officers in the UK have when dealing with those issues.

This was my first visit to the UK, I’ve learned a lot and highly recommend this course to all law enforcement professionals.

Colonel Richard H. Arroyo

Delaware River & Bay Authority Police Department, New Castle

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New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

Foundation for Executive Leadership 2018

This course was a truly inspirational and thought provoking program that explored various management models, styles, task planning, conflict management strategies and more.  David Annets is a true professional with a finely tuned expertise in instructing and involving the attendees, like no other that I’ve ever experienced in my 25 year law enforcement career.  He delivers very impactful and engaging training methods through group and individual involvement in a practical sense.  The knowledge and experience that I gained will certainly improve my leadership skills and benefit the agency I serve. Thanks Dave.
Captain Charles Zulla
Bradley Beach Police Department
19/11/2018
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New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

Foundation for Executive Leadership 2018

Thanks again for your insight and experience in regards to Leadership.

The course was very informative and what was most impressive was the interaction between each of the class students and the real world information that they discussed, which will help me bring forth that information and apply it to my Department.

The leadership models presented in class can/will be utilized for specific incidents within my Department.

Thank you.

Michael P. Kelly, Chief of Police

Oceanport Police Department, New Jersey 

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New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

Foundation for Executive Leadership 2018

I wanted to let you know that I enjoyed the Foundation for Executive Leadership Course you instructed last week here in NJ.  You were able to instruct in such a way that you made the material enjoyable and beneficial to the class.  One of the highlights of the course was the Myers Briggs report that you provided to each student.  This was eye-opening for me as I was able to realize why I do certain things and what I need to do to improve as a leader.  The group exercises you had us work on were interesting and they truly reinforced the particular subject area you were teaching.   All in all, you are a great instructor and I appreciate all of the effort and passion you put into making this course a success.   I am certain our paths will cross again in the future.

Lieutenant James Komsa, Patrol Bureau Commander, 

1st Platoon, Manchester Township Police, New Jersey

New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP)

Advanced Leadership and Professional Policing Practices (UK) December 2018

I just wanted to send a quick note about our recent London Advanced Leadership and Professional Policing Practice Program that I attending in early December 2018.  This was my first “out of country” State Chiefs Training Conference that I have attended.  I routinely attend all of the State Chiefs In-Service and Executive In-Sessions and have always left with great information to use in the performance of my job as Chief of Police.  The trip to the United Kingdom did not disappoint in that regard and was a tremendous learning experience as well as an opportunity to learn about our fellow law enforcement officers and how they perform their duties.  In visiting the UK Law Enforcement organizations (City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police/Scotland Yard/ and Gravesend) we were greeted by those in higher positions that I never thought would take the time to see us.  We were shown around specific key law enforcement areas and shown how training and law enforcement goals were achieved.  It was definitely interesting to see the difference in “styles” when it comes to law enforcement objectives, but comforting to know that Law Enforcement Agencies in the UK deal with the same types of internal and external issues that we confront in the US.  During the week, we were also taken on tours of key sites within the City of London to include; The Tower of London (Key Ceremony), both Houses of Parliament, and other amazing locations.  It was certainly an experience that I will never forget and I cannot recommend this to other Chiefs and Law Enforcement Executives enough.  Thank you to Executive Director Mitch Sklar of the NJSACOP for all of his efforts in putting this training together and being our guide and escort, all of the Law Enforcement professionals who spent their time with us in the UK, and especially to our “personal” host and friend, Dave Annets!  We appreciate your help and friendship in our training in the UK and during your visits to our training events in the US, you are a great friend to our organization and to those you have met personally!  It was also a great pleasure to spend time with our other Chiefs of Police and Law Enforcement Executives!  Very proud to have made great new friends and to have spent the time with all of you!  Take care and have a safe and Happy New Year!

Chief Gene J. Di Filippo

Edgewater Park Township Police Department

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New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

Foundation for Executive Leadership 2018

Thank you, the class was very good. The class was particularly different from  other police academy classes. You made me realize that self evaluation should be first, then look at the organization, “Fixing it from the inside out”
I look forward to more chief of police courses.

Lieutenant Pat Riley,  Penns Grove Police Department.

New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

Foundation for Executive Leadership 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed the training and have already applied the teachings to my department.  Thank you,

Deputy Chief Albert Sally

Maplewood Police Department.

New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

Foundation for Executive Leadership 2018

Attending Foundation For Executive Leadership training from Nov 12th – 16th, 2018, has been a great experience and I was able to meet a lot of great leaders.  This training has helped me evaluate what type of leader I am and what is needed to be done to be an outstanding leader.  Thanks for all the advice and strategies that you provided in this class.  I highly recommend this training for all Police Supervisors and Superior Officers.

Thanks again,

Lt. Matt Crowell #3205

Bordentown Twp P.D. New Jersey

New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

Foundation for Executive Leadership 2018

It was an outstanding course and I am glad that I was able to attend it.  I’ve been to multiple leadership courses in my career and feel that your class is certainly worthwhile for agencies to send their supervisory staff to and I have already recommended to my Chief that our two patrol lieutenants should attend the training next year.

Captain Steven Laskiewicz, Jackson Township Police Department

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New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

Foundation for Executive Leadership 2018

The NJSACOP Foundation for Leadership Class was excellent. It provided a lot of information in a unique, fast-paced style, combining an interactive class participation, eye opening scenarios, and an MBTI Report that helps you become aware of your own personality preferences on your decision-making style. Also, Dave’s presentation style was key in my enjoyment of the material. I highly recommend this class.

Lt.Thomas Norton, District 3 Lieutenant
New Jersey State Park Police
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Senior Leadership Programme (Casablanca)(2018)

The best leadership course that I have attended in my 31 years within the Gendarmerie du Maroc.

Colonel El Qorchi

Royaume Du Maroc Gendarmerie Royale

Senior Leadership Programme (New Jersey)

Yet another amazing, informative, educational and cultural experience. My teaching ‘toolbox’ just gets bigger and better after every course.

Chief Michael ‘Mike’ Smith.

New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

Foundation for Executive Leadership Course 2017

(New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police).

“I have taken many leadership programs throughout my career, and this class being educational, engaging, and enjoyable ranked on top, in my opinion.
The class taught me new leadership skills and expanded on the ones that I had.  David’s real-world examples were great and I enjoyed the interactive dialogue that occurred between the other leaders. It helped me to better understand myself as a person and as a leader.
The course also gave me a unique insight into how other people perceive my actions. The class gave me more tools to continue to succeed as a good leader moving forward, something I am truly grateful for.”
James R. Teter
Police Lieutenant
Washington Township Police Department
October 2017
The Foundation for Executive Leadership was a very informative course.  It touched on basic leadership principals that any police executive can use in their agency.  David Annets was very knowledgeable.  He had the perfect balance between instruction and keeping the students engaged by completing various leadership based assignments.  I highly recommend the course to other police executives.
Daniel O’Connor
Police Lieutenant
Middlesex Born Police Department
October 2017
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