Police Executive Leadership College (PELC)
1987 to Present
The Police Executive Leadership College (PELC, pronounced "pelk") is a three week course presenting key executives leadership topics.
It is based on the premise that leadership skills can be learned and that given the opportunity for feedback and practice, executives can substantially improve their abilities to lead.
PELC provides executives with one of those rare moments in their professional careers to learn how to practically apply leadership concepts. It is an intensive learning experience focused on leadership skills vital to long term personal success and change in the organization -- both for the benefit of the community.
History - The mission of the Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. is to develop working partnerships for the common concerns of business and police executives to foster the values of good citizenship; to enhance the prospects of secure communities; and to brighten the future through constructive social change within each Ohio community. The Executive Institute is a part of the Foundation. Its goal is to provide law enforcement executives with innovative and in-depth educational opportunities. The Police Executive Leadership College was developed to meet this goal.
Vision - For the benefit of serving the safety and security needs of their communities, Ohio will develop law enforcement executives with an excellence in leadership including the ability to anticipate and manage changes.
Mission - The Police Executive Leadership College is to provide law enforcement executive with a unique and innovative leadership educational program geared towards today's demands and tomorrow's needs.
Goals - By the year 2006, in Ohio's 799 Police Departments:
the 799 Chiefs will be PELC graduates (N = 400),
75% of the 505 Upper Command officers will be PELC graduates (N = 379),
50% of the 988 Lieutenants will be PELC graduates (N = 494),
18% of the 2704 Sergeants will be PELC graduates (N = 487).
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