Wadesboro Police Chief
Week six has come and gone and again I see the time here just flying by. The highlight this week was on Wednesday for the 4.2-mile run lovingly referred to as the Munchkin Run. Reminding you all that I am not a runner in any way, shape, or form, these runs usually start causing me a little stress about 30 minutes prior to the start. However, I am slowing working my way into the mindset that I am required to do it and therefore I will do it. I am happy (and a little proud) to say that I ran it in 43 minutes and though I find myself getting bored at times, I’m learning to concentrate on other thoughts that make me happy. So far, so good and the 5.2-mile run is in two weeks. This next week will see us go through some demanding circuit training, which is called the “Winged Monkey Assault,” so of course you all can imagine how much I’m looking forward to that.
Classes continue to be demanding and I spent this three-day weekend either working at the computer or researching for papers in the library. One of my newest ideas to bring back will be examining and putting into place a solid Career Development Plan for police department employees. There is so much out there that all of us can take advantage of, in regards to improving us and moving our careers along that I think it’s important that the information is shared. I’ve been examining how a development plan might look for WPD and I hope to generate some excitement for where this can lead anyone who wants to take advantage.
We will be taking short trip to Philadelphia this weekend and actually getting a chance to listen to, and hopefully ask questions of, their Chief of Police Charles Ramsey. I have been doing extra reading on him and the changes he made in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Philly, are pretty darn good. Of course, not everyone might think this, but some of the ideas he employed in Washington and Philly, certainly bring some great ideas to my head for Wadesboro. If any of you get a chance to read about this guy, I think you will be impressed.
That’s about all for now, folks. I have three PowerPoints to prepare for classes this next week and prepare to do an interview in my Media class. Just a dusting of snow up here, which has been the biggest blessing yet and I understand that Wadesboro hasn’t had much either. My biggest happiness comes from not having to run in the snow yet so please keep your fingers crossed that this continues to hold true. Blessings and stay safe!