Throughout a particular ceremony at Monday night time’s Atwater Metropolis Council assembly, each member of the division stood collectively in formation, from rookies to veterans, as they obtained the brand new badges.
Police Chief Michael Salvador has unveiled a brand new search for the town’s division. Full with a brand new protect and emblem on all of the officers’ uniforms, the change is a part of a multi-faceted effort that goals to rebrand the drive as an entire.
Throughout a particular ceremony at Monday night time’s Atwater Metropolis Council assembly, each member of the division stood collectively in formation, from rookies to veterans, as they obtained the brand new badges. Police chiefs from Atwater’s previous — Retired Chief Richard Hawthorne and Jerry Moore — made their manner into the council chambers to watch the ceremony, whereas the Merced County Sheriff’s Workplace took over the dispatch room and patrols on the streets of Atwater.
Following a pinning ceremony, Chief Salvador spoke with The Instances and famous that because the police division continues to construct from its previous and look to the longer term, there are extra plans in retailer. As a part of the Atwater Police Division’s transformation, sergeants with the division have begun endeavor extra skilled growth, with the latest instance being Sergeant Dayton Snyder who accomplished a rigorous 8-month coaching course of with the California POST Sherman Block Supervisory Management Institute.
This system is designed to provide police sergeants extra management abilities, stimulate private progress, and develop their data in moral decision-making as a front-line supervisors. Sergeant Snyder was one of many few chosen legislation enforcement professionals all through the state of California to be accepted into this system, and considered one of solely 20 to graduate from this system.
Moreover, Chief Salvador famous that they’ve their subsequent applicant for the California POST Sherman Block Supervisory Management Institute lined up earlier than noting that there are bigger plans in retailer as effectively. Following the Atwater Police Division’s sergeants finishing the Management Institute, Salvador famous that he plans to than make a push for added coaching within the areas of supervisory efficiency and analysis.
“At that time, I need to let the teachings from these trainings marinate within the division,” mentioned Chief Salvador. “After a yr, I need to then begin inserting candidates into the Los Angeles Police Division Management Program.” Previously generally known as the Westpoint Management Program, the LAPD’s Management program mirrors the legislation enforcement materials taught on the prestigious West Level Academy from which its authentic identify was derived.
Chief Salvador went on to notice that with these steps in thoughts for the longer term, actions such because the day’srebranding and badge pinning ceremony are all of the extra essential. Along with bringing the division collectively and forming a cohesive unit, by coupling the brand new branding, camaraderie, and coaching collectively, the steps assist make sure that Atwater’s Police Division stays heading in the right direction.