FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 14, 2019

Media Contact: Sherry Bass, Chief of Staff
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 14, 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. – The National Command & Staff College has conferred MAGNUS CENTURION status on 31 law enforcement commanders who graduated June 14, 2019 from the organization’s third 8-week Leadership Education Program. The ceremony, including presentations of several awards, was held at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, Luling, LA.

College President Anthony Normore, Ph.D. said students read seven (7) books and as a class produced over 10,075 hours of blended online and classroom  contact hours (325 hours each).  Each student wrote 48 essays, participated in 48 discussion boards, completed 4 case studies and produced 6 group capstone research reports written in APA writing styles (approximately 982,175+ 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”.

Alabama

  • Lieutenant Donnie Payne, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office AL
  • Captain Darren Williamson, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office AL

Florida

  • Major Andrew Hobbs, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
  • Major David Ingram, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, MAGNUS Leadership Award Recipient

Louisiana

  • Major Claude Louis, St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Captain Maureen Gelston, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, Distinguished Writer Award Recipient
  • Lieutenant Jason Harris, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, MAGNUS Plaque Recipient
  • Lieutenant Chad Madden, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, MAGNUS Plaque Recipient
  • Lieutenant Ben Dempster, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Captain Troy Whitney, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, Capstone Research Award Recipient
  • Lieutenant/Assistant Warden Anthony Giovingo, St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office,Capstone Research Award Recipient
  • Attorney/ Executive Legal Counsel John Fitzpatrick, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Capstone research Award Recipient & President’s Award Recipient
  • Lieutenant Jared Mullins, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Capstone Research Award Recipient
  • Lieutenant Dennis Serena, Tulane University Police Department, Capstone Research Award Recipient
  • Lieutenant Kevin Hollingsworth, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Sergeant Brett Forsythe, St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Lieutenant Michelle Piearson, St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Lieutenant Renee Kinler, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Lieutenant Dustin Tomlinson, St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Lieutenant Calvin Bowden, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, MAGNUS Plaque Recipient
  • Lieutenant Troy Smith, Plaquemine Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Sergeant Dorian Brabham, Lafayette Police Department, MAGNUS Plaque Recipient
  • Lieutenant Michael Boudreaux, Plaquemine Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Sergeant Michael Schindler, SLFPAE/Orleans LDPD
  • Captain Melvin Boudreaux Jr., Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Lieutenant Lisa Dorris, St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Warden Joseph Edwards, Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Lieutenant Elizabeth Raiford, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, Top Graduate Award Recipient
  • Lieutenant Duran Steib, St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Lieutenant Matt Gaydos, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Captain Patrick Martin, Tulane University Police Department

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, Attorney/ Executive Legal Counsel John Fitzpatrick, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office,
MAGNUS Leadership Award, Major David Ingram, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
The Distinguished Writing Award Captain Maureen Gelston, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office
Top Graduate Award, Lieutenant Elizabeth Raiford, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office
Lieutenant Captain Troy Whitney, Lieutenant Jared Mullins, Dennis Serena, Lieutenant/Assistant Warden Anthony Giovingo, Attorney/ Executive Legal Counsel John Fitzpatrick (names are listed from left to right).