On 2/15/13, eight of Caroline County Sheriff's Offices Corporals graduated from the Wor-Wic Criminal Justice Academy's "Police First Line Supervisor School". This was an intense 2 week leadership and management course designed specifically for law enforcement officers.
The deputies selected to attend were:
The first-line supervisor plays a critical role in virtually every aspect of the modern police agency. As part of the Sheriffs Office's leadership team, the first line supervisor is responsible for directing personnel toward the effective delivery of police services through tasks ranging in complexity from routing administrative duties to tactical police operations. Some of these duties and responsibilities include ensuring compliance with policies and procedures, initiating appropriate discipline when necessary, mentoring officers under their control, and serving as the communication link between the Sheriff's Office Command Staff and line officers. It is their skill, which defines the service that brands the Sheriff's Office, and in many ways determines the Sheriff's Office success or failure in our communities.
Research shows that there are core skills essential to supervisory and the Sheriff's Offices proven success record. The program that our first line supervisors had graduated from focuses on two core elements:
At the conclusion of this course, the deputies learned to be very astute in embracing the following:
We are all very fortunate to have such professional and motivated deputies among our ranks in the Caroline County Sheriff's Office. The deputies that attended this training will be putting what they have learned to use immediately and will continue to represent the Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Caroline County in a professional manner.