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Sergeant Thomas M. Taylor Graduates From the Leadership in Police Organizations Program

From left, Deputy Chief Michael R. Miller and Sergeant Thomas M. Taylor.

From left, Deputy Chief Michael R. Miller and Sergeant Thomas M. Taylor. Photo contributed

On May 24, 2013 Sergeant Thomas M. Taylor graduated from the fourth session of the Leadership in Police Organizations program. 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 personnel from a total of seven Virginia area law enforcement agencies. Sgt. Taylor has been a police officer with the Vienna Police Department since 1999. He is currently assigned to the patrol division as a squad supervisor.