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September 21, 2018
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National Command & Staff College                                            
Confers MAGNUS Status on 21 Law Enforcement Officers


HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. – National Command & Staff College has conferred MAGNUS CENTURION status on 26 law enforcement commanders, who graduated May 10, 2019 from the organization’s second 8-week Leadership Education Program. The ceremony, including presentation of several awards, was held at the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office.  

College President Anthony Normore, Ph.D., said students read seven (7) books and as a class produced over 6,300 hours of blended online and classroom  contact hours (325 hours each).  Each student wrote 48 essays, participated in 48 discussion boards, completed 6 case studies and produced 6 group capstone research reports written in APA writing styles (approximately 748,880 words).   

“The demanding nature of the program is designed to promote a sense of true accomplishment among participants,” said Javidi. “We are very proud of our graduates and MAGNUS Star Performer conferees. These remarkable individuals light the way for others in law enforcement and represent a commitment by their respective organizations to develop individual excellence, ensure agency effectiveness and improve community impact.” 


  • Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office: Deputy Sheriff Matthew Vande Kolk
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office: Sergeant Benjamin Rozewicz and Lieutenant Robert Stuesser who received a Capstone Research Award
  • Walworth County Sheriff’s Office: Lieutenant Todd Neumann who received The Distinguished Writing Award and Captain Rob Hall
  • Columbia County Sheriff’s Office: Sergeant Todd Horn who received a Capstone Research Award
  • Door County Sheriff’s Office: Lieutenant Bob Lauder
  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office: Sergeant Margareta Gray, Sergeant Travis Maze and Sergeant Don Hunter
  • Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office: Lieutenant Michelle Leffler, Captain Michele Larsuel who received a Capstone Research Award, Captain Karla Gabor, Captain Angela Wollenhaupt and Captain Patrick Esser who received The MAGNUS Leader Award
  • Iowa County Sheriff’s Office: Deputy Mitch Schauff and Deputy Mike Peterson who received a Capstone Research Award
  • Oneida County Sheriff’s Office: Captain Teresa Hook who received the President’s Award
  • City of Fond Du Lac Police Department: Patrol Officer Tyler Tikkanen who received the Top Graduate Award and Officer Brandon Meudt
  • Dane County Sheriff’s Office: Lieutenant Jeffrey Heil who received a Capstone Research Award

For more information on the Leadership Education Program and schedule go to or call (919)753-1127.


The International Academy of Public Safety, Inc., was established in collaboration with the National Sheriffs’ Association and the National Tactical Officers Association. The National Command & Staff College, founded in 2010 to develop MAGNUS leaders, is recognized as a Center of Educational Excellence in Law Enforcement Leadership Education by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training.

For group and individual graduation photos go to

Top Graduate Award Patrol Officer Tyler Tikkanen of The City of Fond Du Lac Police Department

President’s Award, Captain Teresa Hook of The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office

MAGNUS Leadership Award, Captain Patrick Esser of The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office

The Distinguished Writing Award Lieutenant Todd Neumann of The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office 

Dr. Javidi presented the Session # 002 Top Capstone Research Award to Sergeant Todd Horn, Lieutenant Robert Stuesser, Captain Michele Larsuel, Lieutenant Jeffrey Heil, Deputy Mike Peterson (names are listed from left to right) .