Peagler completes first phase of leadership training

Published 6:08 pm Monday, September 25, 2023

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Georgiana Police Chief Jeremy Peagler recently completed training that will enhance his ability to serve the people of the southern Butler County community.

Peagler, who is in his second year as the town’s police chief, said completion of phase one represents the first 40 hours of training in a program which will span up to 250 hours of executive-level, biannual education.

“This is the executive training level that better prepares me to set best policies for the department,” Peagler said. “It enables chiefs to develop skills to benefit the whole department.”

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Kaleb Littlejohn, director of the Center for Best Practices in Law Enforcement at Jacksonville State University and UPACE Partner announced Peagler’s achievements in a recent media release.

“On behalf of the University Partnership for Alabama Continuing Education, and the Alabama Association of Police Chiefs, I take great pleasure in announcing that Chief Jeremy Peagler of the Georgiana Police Department has successfully completed the first forty hours of the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program,” Littlejohn said. 

Peagler received recognition for his training on Aug. 3 at the annual Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Orange Beach.

The program consists of specialized, executive-level training for law enforcement administrators and is jointly administered by the University Partnership and the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police (UPACE).  

“This is a mark of success for Chief Peagler as well as for the Town of Georgiana for its support of the advancement of law enforcement management principles,” Littlejohn said.  

Courses available through the program include Managing for Effectiveness, Dealing Effectively with the External Environment, Effective Management and Supervisory Techniques for the Police Executive, Strategic Planning for Your Department, Generational Differences and Assessments.

The UPACE Partnership is made up of Jacksonville State University, the University of North Alabama and Troy University Dothan.  The partnership works to make continuing education programs available for agencies and associations across the state.