"On behalf of the University Partnership for Alabama Continuing Education, and the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police, I take great pleasure in announcing that Chief Ronnie L. Felder of the Union Springs Police Department has completed 160 hours of training in the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program," said Kaleb Littlejohn, Director of the Center for Best Practices in Law Enforcement at Jacksonville State University and UPACE Partner.
Chief Felder received this certification and recognition on August 4, 2022, at the annual Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Orange Beach, Alabama.
Examples of courses included in the program are:
Update on Harassment, Discrimination, and Disability Issues
Leadership: An Identification and Understanding
Interpersonal Communication: Organizational Behavior
Police Leadership: Managing the Future
Organizational Effectiveness; Understanding Diversity
Selection, Recruitment and Retention
Ethics and the Police Executive
Applied Problem Solving and Decision Making
The UPACE Partnership is made up of Jacksonville State University, The University of North Alabama, and Troy University Dothan. Its purpose is to make continuing education programs available for agencies and associations across the state.