Chief Deputy Blanchard receives award from FBI


WAYNESBORO, GA – (True Citizen)

Burke County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard was awarded the Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) Trilogy Award recently in Virginia, where he was recognized by Chief John E. Horseman for his continued service and skills in the field of public safety.

“We are extremely proud of Chief Deputy Blanchard for this major accomplishment in the field of law enforcement,” said Burke Sheriff Alfonzo Williams. “It’s something most will never accomplish during their tenure.”

The mission of the FBI-LEEDA program is to advance the science and art of law enforcement leadership and promote the exchange of information to improve law enforcement management practices through training, education and networking among police professionals across the United States and beyond. Blanchard completed the following three training institutes to earn the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award:

• The FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute is a cutting-edge program built especially for first-line supervisors and middle managers with the goal of enhancing leadership competencies.

• The FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute is a dynamic, intensive and challenging program specifically and uniquely designed to prepare law enforcement leaders for command level positions. Command Leadership Institute students learn and discuss such topics as credibility, command discipline and liability, dealing with problem employees, and leading change within an organization. The Command Leadership Institute is student-centered with a high degree of student involvement.

• The FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute is an innovative program designed for senior law enforcement executives focusing on the emerging challenges facing our profession. This is a highly interactive program for law enforcement leaders seeking professional development that covers many areas to include but not limited to trends in law enforcement, Implications of the 21st Century Policing Report, public trust and legitimacy, bias and diversity, employee wellness, transformational leadership, along with social and emotional intelligence.

FBI-LEEDA is comprised of more than 7,000 law enforcement leaders from agencies both small and large representing all 50 states and 14 countries. FBI-LEEDA is home to an exceptional cadre of instructors who are not only experienced law enforcement professionals but also are passionate about teaching and mentoring the next generation of law enforcement leaders.

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