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Posted on: May 20, 2023

Sidney Police Sergeants Graduate from Supervisor Training

Sgt. Brown, Chief McDonough and Sgt. Hurd pose for a photo at the STEP program graduation ceremony

Sidney Police Sergeants Robert Hurd and Ethan Brown graduated from STEP on May 17, 2023.  The STEP training process is designed to develop newly promoted officers, or about to be promoted officers, into highly effective first line supervisors with the competency skills necessary to lead and supervise in a high performance organization.  The current STEP curriculum is comprised of 21 modules. The modules are presented over a course of three one- week sessions held in the Spring and Fall.  

According to Columbus State Community College Police Chief Sean T. Asbury, Chair of the STEP Committee, “Ultimately, well-trained and highly developed leaders are more successful and have greater impacts on organizations.  STEP enhances this by immersing supervisors into 19 highly focused training modules designed to develop first line leaders.  These topics are taught by subject matter experts that facilitate in-depth discussions, focused classroom work, and projects designed to challenge 21st century leaders."

Asbury continued, "In order to ensure the STEP curriculum remains relevant, it is continuously being reviewed and revised by the STEP committee.  In addition, to ensure we understand the perspective of first line leaders, a member from each class joins the committee to share feedback and provide guidance from the graduating class. In short, STEP provides supervisors with practical and relevant leadership training that can be easily applied, while aligning new leaders with a professional development pathway that ensures future success.”

Sergeant. Brown currently serves as the Day Shift Patrol Sergeant.  Sergeant Hurd serves as the Afternoon Shift Patrol Sergeant.

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