SLEA Recognizes Officers Completing Management Development Program

MLDP class

Thirteen police officers representing 11 agencies recently completed the 200-hour Management and Leadership Development Program offered through the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage.

This is the sixth MLDP class hosted by the Police Academy since 2010. The five-week program covers more than 20 different subjects designed to prepare law enforcement supervisors and managers for assignments of increasing responsibility and authority. The MLDP is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, the state agency responsible for law enforcement training in Illinois.

The following officers completed the Management and Leadership Development Program:

           Sgt. Edmund Belmonte, Kendall County Sheriff's Office

•           Sgt. James Bisceglie, Elgin Police Department

•           Sgt. Jessica Crowley, Bartlett Police Department

•           Ofc. Bryan Cummins, Oswego Police Department

•           Sgt. William Frese, Wood Dale Police Department

•           Cmdr. William Hall, West Chicago Police Department

•           Sgt. Dominic Luciano, Westchester Police Department

•           Sgt. Joe Manna, Westchester Police Department

•           Sgt. Karen McCartney, Schaumburg Police Department

•           Sgt. Chad Paskevicz, Carol Stream Police Department

•           Sgt. Michael Peters, Kendall County Sheriff’s Office

•           Sgt. Jeffrey Wiencek, Aurora Police Department

•           Sgt. Josh Wittenberg, Warrenville Police Department

Students received instruction in various leadership training methods, including motivating across generations, negotiation skills, conflict resolution strategies, law enforcement careers and family life, employee discipline, supervising the training program, labor law, performance appraisal techniques, supervisor liability, internal investigations, budget management, ethical considerations, mentoring for success, preparing for promotion, police unions and media relations. Additionally, each student was required to research and present a Management Application project on a subject chosen by their agency chief of police or sheriff.

Upon completion of the MLDP, each student earned 6 semester hours of College of DuPage credit.

Since 2010, more than 100 police officers from Illinois and Wisconsin have attended the MLDP, which is one of nearly 200 classes available to in-service law enforcement personnel through SLEA’s Continuing Education program. For more information, call (630) 942-2295 or visit