West Chicago Police Chief Colin Fleury has completed the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) National Command Course (NCC).
The FBI National Command Course (NCC) provides executive leadership training opportunities to chief administrators of domestic, small-sized law enforcement agencies. These agencies comprise the vast majority of law enforcement departments in the United States, but due to local demand for services, and reduced staffing levels, these executives are often unable to leave their jurisdictions for long periods of time to take advantage of training opportunities.
Fleury was one of over 40 police chiefs selected nationwide to participate in the course, and one of four from the state of Illinois that also included Police Chief Timothy Cointois of La Grange Park, Police Chief Nicholas Neblung of Fulton, and Police Chief Jiminez Allen of Bellwood.
“This experience has allowed me to develop new leadership skills, and has provided new resources that will ultimately enhance our Police Department’s operations while benefiting the West Chicago community,” Fleury said. “I was honored to have been selected to participate in this essential training course, and look forward to implementing the innovative practices learned within this program.”
The key elements of the National Command Course (NCC) are facilitated discussions between subject matter experts and participants, leadership training, and the exchange of ideas and solutions to problems confronted by smaller law enforcement agencies.
“The understanding gained from this program provided myself, and our police department, with the necessary knowledge to manage any public safety issues the City of West Chicago may encounter,” stated Fleury.
Fleury has spent the last year as the Police Chief of West Chicago, and has a career in law enforcement that spans over a 27-year period.