Chief Matthew P. Geist announced that Acting Lieutenant Thomas Carroll, the Records / Service Division Commander with the Middlesex Police Department, graduated from the Spring 2022 Session of the prestigious New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) Command and Leadership Academy in May 2022.
“We are very proud of A/Lieutenant Carroll for having completed this very challenging and demanding course of study”, said Chief Geist. “His hard work during these past four months is certain to benefit him as an individual and, in turn, benefit our organization. We are committed to furthering the professionalism of the Middlesex Police Department through programs like this.”
The 14-week academy was developed in 1993 by the NJSACOP in collaboration with the United States Military Academy at West Point and provides a unique blend of theory and application. Throughout the course, officers are challenged to take various leadership theories they are taught and devise real world solutions to the complex problems presented to them.
The highly competitive program aims to fashion officers into police leaders who can meet challenges in the law enforcement community. The primary focus of the program is on personnel and their work environments. Participants study theories on behavior, motivation, conflict management, decision making, and communication.
Participation in the Command and Leadership Program is based on applicants successfully completing a competitive selection process.
A/Lieutenant Carroll has served with the department since 2004.