Lt. Steve Taylor, who has served with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for 10 years, graduated April 11 from the School of Law Enforcement Supervision, Session XXI.
SLES, a mid-level management school for law enforcement supervisors, convened at the Criminal Justice Institute one week a month from January to April and consisted of 144 hours of classroom instruction that covered major aspects of police supervision. It is designed specifically for first and second line supervisors to assist them in the development and reinforcement of techniques needed to apply sound management principles. Two sessions of SLES are held each year, and for each session, 25 officers from throughout the state are nominated by their agency to attend.
SLES focuses on leadership, education and advancement in law enforcement profession. Topics of instruction include organizational theory, organizational design, decision making, legal issues in policy development, interpersonal and organizational communications, human resource management, media relations and organizational change. Class participants are required to successfully complete a written examination at the conclusion of each week of the SLES on material drawn from lectures, course texts and outside reading assignments. In addition, this course requires each student to make oral presentations and prepare a research paper on an assigned topic.
"We were proud to have Lt. Taylor attend this session of the SLES," said Don Kidd, director of the CJI. "His participation in the school reflects his commitment to education and his dedication to providing quality law enforcement an wildlife management in Arkansas communities."