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Lt. Brian Bowling Graduates from the Southern Police Institute

Date of News Release: 11/21/2011

Lt. Brian Bowling

(FRANKFORT, KY) - Lt. Brian Bowling, Facilities Security Branch/ Legislative Security Branch Commander, received the Director's Award for Academic Excellence for receiving the highest academic average as a member of the 126th Administrative Officers Course Graduate Program on November 10, 2011. The Administrative Officers course is the primary leadership development course offered at the Southern Police Institute.

The Administrative Officers Course is a twelve week (480 hour) in-residence, accredited college level educational program. The course curriculum is designed to develop informed, effective, ethically and technically competent law enforcement professionals. The curriculum provides instruction in law enforcement issues, diagnostic problem solving, and administrative law. The varied methods of instruction permit participants to engage their creativity and initiative through the analytical examination of issues and problems faced by law enforcement executives.

Since its creation in 1951, the program has attracted participants from law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, the Pacific Rim and Europe. This agency diversity helps to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and fellowship in which participants have the opportunity to learn from and share ideas with individuals they might not meet during the normal course of their professional activities. This interchange enhances the participants' skills in the arts of cooperation, negotiation, compromise, and consensus.

The Southern Police Institute is a division of the Department of Justice Administration, College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville. It is an advanced education and training institute whose mission is to enhance the professional development of law enforcement practitioners. To accomplish this mission, it provides educational and career development programs that are designed to challenge and to prepare law enforcement practitioners for the demands of today and tomorrow. The institute is consistently ranked among the top law enforcement educational and training schools in the nation.

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