CLEO Academy – Day 5

MCPA CLEO Academy Day 5, a very full week of learning, a long (and cold and snowy) week away from home, but a very productive and positive week for law enforcement leadership in Minnesota (and a few representatives from North Dakota as well).

As I write this post I’m listening to Major (ret) Mike Asleson, MN State Patrol, give his presentation on “Leadership Legacy” (The last of 25 professional presentations shared this week). I’ve heard the presentation several times and his is one that I always attend. It’s actually more of a commencement address to a wonderful academy experience than a training class. I also love to watch the class and see their responses as they consider what their leadership legacy ¬†will be as they enter the world of police command responsibilities. Mike gives a presentation that really reflects upon the “spirit” of the profession, of the job and of ourselves.

As I prepare to leave today I give thanks for the best thing i bring home from this experience… 18 wonderful new relationships. Relationships are the foundation of positive spiritual health. This group in this room today is a positive light source for the darkness that all to often overshadows what truly is a wonderful world.

Take Care, Pr. Dan