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Brief: Detective Sylmar Graduates from the Leadership in Police Program

Detective Arturo E. Sylmar graduated from the Leadership in Police Organizations program on Dec. 7. The program was held in conjunction with the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy.

The Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO) training program is based on a behavioral science approach to leadership. The original course material was developed and taught for many years at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

The three-week course is the focus on the systematic development of leaders at all levels of an organization. The concept is “every officer is a leader.” The Leadership in Police Organizations program was held at the Fairfax County

Criminal Justice Academy in Chantilly. The class included law enforcement personnel from a total of 11 agencies in Virginia and North Carolina.

Detective Sylmar has been with the Vienna Police Department since June of 1998. Detective Sylmar is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Section.