Three Officers Complete Executive Education Program

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(From Left to Right:)  Police Chief Will Johnson, Sgt. Curtis Petties, Lt. Carol Riddle and City Manager Trey Yelverton. (Not pictured: Deputy Chief LaTesha Watson)

Three members of the Arlington Police Department have completed an Executive Education Program sponsored by the City of Arlington.

Deputy Chief LaTesha Watson, Lt. Carol Riddle and Sergeant Curtis Petties were presented Certificates of Completion by Arlington City Manager Trey Yelverton.

These officers were three of nine City of Arlington employees selected for the year-long executive management training program. The other program participants represent the departments of Community Development and Planning,  Finance, Human Resources, Library and City Secretary’s Office.

The program is designed to provide select City of Arlington personnel with hands-on training in leadership  development.  The course explores topics such as responsibility, trust, communication and relationship building. There are modules that address managing conflict and valuing diversity.  Participants also worked as a team on a project that integrates procedural justice into the entire City of Arlington organization. The Arlington Police Department is already using the procedural justice philosophy of policing to enhance community trust.

Lt. Carol Riddle is currently on special assignment working on the department’s Records Management System . She joined APD in 2000. Sergeant Petties is currently assigned to the Internal Affairs Unit and joined APD in 2000 and Deputy Chief Watson is assigned to Support Operations and Central Investigations and joined APD in 2002.



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