Date: May 20, 2009
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, IL, May 20, 2009 – Chief Debra K. Boyd, Director of Public Safety at Governors State University, recently graduated from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute executive development program, “Police Executive Role in the 21st Century.”
“Accessing ongoing educational opportunities is part of our commitment to excellence within the department,” said Boyd. “It is important for the safely and security of the campus that we access continued staff training in new technologies and methods in public safety.”
The program offers a comprehensive and challenging professional development opportunity for police managers and executives to aid in the effective leadership of departments of public safety. Program participants receive instruction on modern police management systems and practices, strategic approaches to patrol and investigations, human resource issues, organizational communication, and executive responsibilities. To compete the program, students must also conduct scholarly research on a contemporary issue in law enforcement and prepare an integrated literature review.
Chief Boyd, of Park Forest, is a 31-year veteran of law enforcement at Governors State University. She is the first female Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety. She also received an award for “breaking the glass ceiling” at the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives in 2008.