June 22, 2016, Canton, MI – Last week, Canton Police Sergeant Eric Kolke successfully completed Police Staff & Command School at Michigan State University.
The MSU Staff & Command School is a 400-hour program, designed to provide extensive training focused on the management, planning, analysis and administration of police departments and their personnel. The programs are problem-based learning, fostering critical thinking and philosophies applicable in today’s law enforcement community. The unique experience takes the officer beyond traditional operational methods and exposes them to conceptual thinking, paving the way for their future success as a command officer.
Police Staff & Command School is mandatory for all of Canton’s command officers and is a component of the ongoing training Canton police officers participate in on a regular basis.
Sergeant Eric Kolke has been with the department for 20 years, and is currently assigned to the Patrol Division as a shift supervisor providing leadership, training and direction to road patrol officers. Supervisors are also responsible for administrative assignments and special projects, under the leadership of their assigned shift commander.