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Posted on: November 18, 2016

LCSO Graduates from Professional Executive Leadership School



November 18, 2016


Contact: Kraig Troxell, Public Information Officer, 703-771-5278

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              Alex Kowalski, Public Information Officer, 703-777-0625

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LCSO Graduates from Professional Executive Leadership School 

Loudoun County, VA- The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office graduated one member of the agency’s leadership staff from the 39th session of the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS). 

2nd Lt. Robert Hesson, a 16-year veteran, graduated yesterday from the intensive three-week leadership education program. 2nd Lt. Hesson serves in the Courts and Corrections Division and is currently assigned as an administrative supervisor.  

“The PELS Program ensures our leadership staff will continue to receive training at the highest levels to continue to improve service, efficiency and professionalism in the agency,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman.   

The PELS program is conducted in cooperation with the University of Richmond. This program is designed for individuals who currently serve in command/executive level positions within their agencies. The curriculum is liberal-arts/humanities based and focused on the study of leadership at an advanced level. The objective of this program is to acquaint participants with best practices in leadership, challenge them to reflect upon their own leadership competency, and examine ways of achieving both personal and professional growth. 

The classes are held on the campus of the University of Richmond, and faculty members from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, teach the classes and are drawn from the Robins School of Business, the Management Institute, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, and several other schools within the university. 

Since 2012, the LCSO has seen eleven members of their leadership staff graduated from the educational program.  


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