FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2018
National Command & Staff College
Confers MAGNUS Status on 21 Law Enforcement Officers
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. – The International Academy of Public Safety’s National Command & Staff College has conferred MAGNUS Star Performer status on 21 law enforcement officers, who graduated September 21, 2018 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 Chancellor Mitch Javidi, Ph.D., said students read seven books, participated in more than 6,300 hours of blended online and classroom lectures, discussed numerous best practices, researched and wrote 48 case study essays and participated in scenario-based interactive simulations.
“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 www.CommandCollege.org 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 https://commandcollege.org/session-2-news/
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) .