Edison Police Lieutenant Graduates Leadership Program

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EDISON – On Wednesday, May 26, Edison Police Lieutenant Salvatore Filannino graduated from the Command and Leadership Program sponsored by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

Filannino, a 24-year veteran of the Edison Police Department, was among 45 law enforcement officers from New Jersey and Delaware who graduated from the program. The graduation ceremony of the thirty-eighth class of the Command and Leadership Program took place at the Holiday Inn Hotel’s National Conference Center in East Windsor, New Jersey.

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Chief Robert Tovo of the Mountain Lakes N.J., Police Department served as the keynote speaker for the ceremony. Mitchell C. Sklar, Executive Director for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, along with several of the programs lead instructors, presented the graduates with their diplomas.

“The Command and Leadership Program was an invaluable experience. The program provided in-depth instruction in critical thinking and the application of leadership concepts to address relevant organizational issues that many Law Enforcement agencies confront,” Filannino said. He also received the Chief Harry Wilde Academic Achievement Award, achieving the top academic honors for the North Class of the Command and Leadership Program.

The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Command and Leadership Program, provides a unique opportunity to Law Enforcement professionals to study the best practices in police leadership. The program offers 13 weeks of advanced management training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. The leadership program is a unique blend of theory and application designed to develop future police leaders.

Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan attended the graduation ceremony and said, “The graduates of the Command and Leadership Program demonstrate a true commitment to the law enforcement profession. I am confident that Lieutenant Filannino’s experience will benefit our Police Department.”

Filannino is currently assigned as the executive officer in the administration section of the Patrol Bureau. He is also the commander of the department’s Emergency Response Team.


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