FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2019
SPD Congratulates Lieutenants on Command College Graduation
Two Springfield Police Department commanders were honored as part of the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation (MPCCF) Command College Class IX. Lieutenant Jennifer Charleston and Lieutenant Chris Wells graduated from MPCCF’s Command College this month.
Additionally, Lieutenant Charleston was given the David Steward Academic Award to represent the top academic honor of the class.
The MPCCF is designed to provide valuable training for current and future law enforcement supervisors, commanders, chiefs and sheriffs. The training provided by this program is designed to not only provide command level training, but it provides the opportunity for Command College students to earn a master’s degree. The seven-month program begins each year in November and concludes in May.
The MPCCF is a not-for-profit corporation formed in 1996 to provide assistance and service to citizens and law enforcement. Their mission is two-fold: to promote the safety of Missouri’s youth through educational programs and to advance the quality and professionalism of law enforcement by supporting higher standards and offering advanced officer training. The MPCCF is recognized and licensed by the State of Missouri as an approved provider of law enforcement continuing education.
Photo of Lieutenant Jennifer Charleston
Photo of Lieutenant Chris Wells
Media Contact: Jasmine Bailey, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by Chief Paul Williams