FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 13, 2018

Media Contact: Sherry Bass, Chief of Staff
919.753.1127 | Sbass@iaps.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 13, 2019
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Contact: 919-753-1127

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 third 8-week Leadership Education Program. The ceremony, including presentation of several awards, was held at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, MN.  

College President Anthony Normore, Ph.D., said students read seven (7) books and as a class produced over 8,450 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 922,851 words).   

As noted by the Command College President, Dr. Anthony Normore,“The curriculum content and program design are structured to address the immediate and long term needs of law enforcement personnel and the communities they serve. We are pleased and very proud of the creativity and innovativeness of our graduates and the agencies they represent as they support and strengthen critical thinking skills, decision making  ability, and personal and professional growth and development. Our graduates are undeniably our current and future leaders of hope, aspiration, optimism, ambition, plans and dreams for building and sustaining healthy and trusting communities”.

North Dakota

Lieutenant Katie Fuller – Cass County Sheriff’s Office; Recipient of the Presidents Award & the Capstone Research Award

Sergeant Thomas Ray – Cass County Sheriff’s Office

South Dakota

Captain Joe Bosman – Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office; Recipient of the MAGNUS Plaque

Lieutenant Mike Mattson – Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office

Ohio

Lieutenant Mark Morales – West Lake Police Department; Recipient of the Top Student Award

Minnesota

Lieutenant Aaron Penning – Rochester Police Department; Recipient of the Capstone Research Award

Lieutenant Frank Ohm – Rochester Police Department

Lieutenant Jon Turk – Rochester Police Department

Sergeant Lesley Kenyon  – Rochester Police Department; Recipient of the Top MAGNUS Award

Lieutenant Jeremy Brennan – Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office

Lieutenant Dan Davidson – Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office

Captain Tim Frankfurth – Ramsey Police Department

Lieutenant Nathan Skelton – St. Louis County Sheriff

Sergeant Jesse Evjen – St. Louis County Sheriff; Recipient of the Top Student Award

Sergeant Brandon Silgjord – St. Louis County Sheriff; Recipient of the MAGNUS Plaque

Lieutenant Benjamin Verby – Dakota County Sheriff’s Office

Lieutenant Daniel Douglas – Anoka County Sheriff’s Office; Recipient of the Capstone Research Award & the MAGNUS Plaque

Commander Shelly Orlando – Anoka County Sheriff’s Office

Commander Paul Lenzmeier – Anoka County Sheriff’s Office

Sergeant Scott Grice – Pine County Sheriff’s Office; Recipient of the Capstone Research Award & the MAGNUS Plaque

Commander Richard Gabler – Brooklyn Center Police Department; Recipient of the Most Distinguished Writer Award & the Capstone Research Award

Sergeant Chris Wallace – Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office; Recipient of the Capstone Research Award

Sergeant Timothy Parkin – Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office

Sergeant Joe Stoehr – Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Sergeant Kyle Schenck – Washington County Sheriff’s Office

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

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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.

President’s Award, Lieutenant Katie Fuller – Cass County Sheriffs Office
MAGNUS Leadership Award, Sergeant Lesley Kenyon – Rochester Police Department
The Distinguished Writing Award Commander Richard Gabler, Brooklyn Center Police Department
Dr. Normore and Director Javidi presented the Session # 003 Top Capstone Research Award to Lieutenant Katie Fuller, Commander Richard Gabler, Sergeant Scott Grice, Lieutenant Aaron Penning, Lieutenant Daniel Douglas, Sergeant Chris Wallace (names are listed from left to right) .