Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Greg Wilson was recently selected to attend the 67th Session of the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS), hosted by the FBI in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
The LEEDS program, founded in 1981, was originally conceived to fill the void in FBI executive training programs for smaller law enforcement agencies. Today, it has grown into an extensive network of leadership and management seminars serving law enforcement nationwide.
The 67th Session of LEEDS training is a two-week program, running from Sunday, January 23, to Friday, February 4, 2011. The topics presented by the FBI Academy Instructors and other outside resource professionals are: The Political, Social and Economic Trends Affecting Law Enforcement Today; Labor Relations; the Mass Media; Affirmative Action; and the Executives Role. Program participants may also enroll in different electives such as Deadly Force, Future Issues for the Police Executive, Leadership Styles, and Personal and Organizational Change.
“Police Chief Greg Wilson is a highly respected police professional who brings a very high standard of professionalism, outstanding leadership skills, and accountability to the City of Mountlake Terrace,” said City Manager John Caulfield.
Chief Wilson has 24-years of law enforcement experience and has been with the Mountlake Terrace Police Department for 2.5 years. He oversees the City’s Police Department with 43 full-time positions. The department is known for its successful community problem solving approach to law enforcement that includes crime prevention, violent crime victim support, Code Enforcement, an active Citizens Academy, Cadet and Police Explorer programs. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences from Washington State University and received his Executive Certification from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Chief Wilson is a graduate of the 219th Session of the FBI National Academy and is a certified ethics instructor through the National Institute of Ethics.
“This is a great opportunity,” said Chief Wilson. “I was very fortunate to be selected to attend this training.”