AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today graduated 30 cohorts (29 from DPS and one from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department) from the DPS Command College. This four-month, senior-level leadership training course is designed to advance the science of law enforcement and support leadership development within the agency. Since its inception in 2015, this is the third class to graduate from the DPS Command College.
“Today these men and women have proven themselves to be true leaders, who are dedicated to the people of Texas,” said Texas Public Safety Commissioner Steven Mach. “We appreciate and are proud of each of you – the talented supervisors, managers and experts, who lead your agency. As you move forward, I urge you to lead by example and ultimately strive to inspire others.”
The intensive DPS Command College curriculum covers principles of leadership, ethics, communication, fitness and wellness. Graduates of the course completed over 600 hours of coursework and instruction on a variety of topics, including organizational management; effective communications and conflict resolution; and executive-level strategic planning. Command College students successfully completing the course will earn either nine college undergraduate or graduate course hours.
“The specialized training our Command College graduates received during the past four months will be indispensable in their continued professional success, and DPS is pleased to have these outstanding professionals among our ranks,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Our department is dedicated to cultivating talented and inspirational leaders, and this rigorous program is an essential part of that mission.”
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