Chief Beddingfield appointed to NCSU Public Safety Leadership Initiative Advisory Board

Published 11:42 pm Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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Columbus Police Chief Chris Beddingfield has been appointed to the North Carolina State University Public Safety Leadership Initiative Advisory Board. This board provides leadership and direction for both of North Carolina State University’s public safety leadership programs. These programs are the Law Enforcement Executive Program (LEEP) and the Administrative Officers Management Program (AOMP).

LEEP is a 20-day executive leadership training program conducted over a six month period on the campus of North Carolina State University. The program is offered once a year and averages 23 students per session. Topics covered are various leadership practices and contemporary issues in police administration. The program ends with a group leadership simulation project. There are now 61 graduates of the program who are now chiefs or sheriffs in North Carolina, including Chief Beddingfield.

AOMP is an intensive 12-week, 15 college credit hour program designed for mid and senior level administrators. This program runs twice per year covering an array of law enforcement topics. The program also requires college level reading and writing assignments for successful completion. There are 103 graduates of this program who have become chiefs or sheriffs.

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The Town of Columbus recognizes Chief Beddingfield’s level of professionalism and commitment to training that has allowed him to be selected for this position.

– Submitted by Lt. Nicholas Stott