CPD Captain Completes Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officer Course

Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook announces that a Columbia Police Department regional Captain has graduated from a police executive leadership program in Kentucky.

Captain Christopher Roberts. Metro Region Commander was part of an intensive 12-week accredited college educational program for police command personnel at the Southern Police Institute (SPI) located in University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.

The 143rd Administrative Officers Course 480 hour, in-residence, accredited college level educational program designed to develop informed and effective law enforcement managers who are in leadership roles at their respective agencies.

Chief Holbrook says, “Advancing a career academically, particularly in law enforcement doesn’t begin and end with the student in a classroom setting.  The curriculum value extends to communities as a benefit to citizens with an emphasis on reducing crime, preventing gun violence and highlighting community policing.”

“This course is academically rigorous.  Forty-eight graduates from 18 states and 43 law enforcement agencies from across the nation completed their course of study this semester amid the uncertainty and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says SPI director Cindy Shain.

Since 1951, the Southern Police Institute has served to educate thousands of command level officers in furtherance of its core mission of enhancing the professionalism and the effectiveness of police executives around the world

Captain Roberts will celebrate is 23 year anniversary with CPD in June. During his tenure, Roberts has been a part of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team in various leadership roles, a member of K-9 Team, and Community Response Team.

For a closer look at the areas under Captain Roberts’ command, visit this portion of the CPD website: https://columbiapd.net/metro-region/