A senior officer in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force has been accepted into the UK College of Policing to study what is being described as a prestigious and advanced leadership training course.
Superintendent Jacqueline Vanterpool will be enrolled in the three-month programme called the Strategic Command Course from January 6 next year to March 19, 2020.
Through the course, Vanterpool will receive training in a combination of “highly demanding strategic exercises” such as operational, organisational and personal leadership, as well as strategic partnerships. The latter exercise aims to “develop and maximize the opportunities and benefits of working in public and private sector partnerships”.
“This is the most senior command training a police officer can undergo and selection for it is rigorous and highly competitive,” said Police Commissioner Michael Matthews while commenting on Superintendent Vanterpool’s acceptance into the course.
“I am delighted that Superintendent Vanterpool’s determination, hard work and dedication has resulted in a successful application. I wish her every continuing success. Her acceptance on the course is excellent news for her personally and for the future command of the force,” the top cop added.
Superintendent Vanterpool’s acceptance into the course comes a year after undergoing a six-week transfer to a UK-based law enforcement agency where she received a first-hand look into UK policing.
The female superintendent has said she welcomes the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other senior officers and executives after completing the aforementioned course.
Vanterpool further the Strategic Command Course “presents an opportunity for her among other senior leaders on the course to engage in a demanding and stretching programmes in preparation for transition to executive-level posts”.
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