Posted on June 4, 2021
| 3:06 p.m.
Sheriff Invoice Brown, left, congratulates Cmdr. Kevin Huddle.
Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Cmdr. Kevin Huddle graduated from the California Fee on Peace Officer Requirements and Coaching’s (P.O.S.T.) Legislation Enforcement Command Faculty Class 66 on June 4 in San Diego.
The California P.O.S.T. Command Faculty is a graduate-level coaching program that focuses on the longer term and its challenges. Class 66, which was imagined to be 14 months lengthy, took greater than two years to finish on account of delays attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The June 4 occasion was the primary in-person P.O.S.T. commencement because the pandemic started. Huddle joined 22 different legislation enforcement government and command leaders from legislation enforcement companies all through California in finishing the course, which is barely made accessible to a couple attendees by a rigorous choice course of.
Not one of the instructors in this system are from legislation enforcement, however as an alternative come from a variety of backgrounds together with business and academia.
Command Faculty coordinator Bob Harrison referred to as the course “a crucible of transformation.”
Keynote speaker Jennifer Tejeda, supervisor in International Safety for Apple and a retired police chief from Emeryville, California, mentioned, “Coaching is the spine of what we do, and the standard of coaching actually issues.”
Tejeda harassed the necessity to give attention to wellness for the human beings behind the badge, and for at this time’s legislation enforcement officers to look inward and take steps to assist the women and men of legislation enforcement handle the corrosive results of stress which can be an inherent a part of the occupation.
“We’re pleased with Cmdr. Huddle’s achievement in graduating from this prestigious and vital course that focuses on understanding the legislation enforcement and corrections challenges of tomorrow, and using revolutionary approaches to handle these challenges,” mentioned Sheriff Invoice Brown, who attended the commencement.
“For a few years the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Workplace has been a frontrunner in growing and utilizing such approaches, and I’ve each confidence that Cmdr. Huddle’s studying expertise will likely be of nice worth to him, to our group, and to the folks of Santa Barbara County,” Brown mentioned.
Huddle joins a choose few Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Workplace alumni from the California Command Faculty, together with the late Cmdr. Bruce Correll, Cmdr. Julie McCammon (ret.), Cmdr. Rob Plastino, and Chief Deputy Craig Bonner.