Fredericton Police Force launches new Coach Training Program

In partnership with the Dalhousie University Police Leadership Program, Fredericton Police officers are getting a brand new leadership course. This training signals a shift in direction of our professional training model, supports supervisory development, succession planning and recruit training.

Sherry Carmont, from Dalhousie University helped bring the program to Fredericton. “The Police Leadership Program at Dalhousie University's College of Continuing Education is happy to be here assisting Fredericton Police Force in developing their officers for future leadership opportunities as part of their succession management strategy, “says Ms. Carmont. “Our Managing Police Performance: Coaching Skills for Police Supervisors workshop has been delivered to participants from every province in Canada by experienced facilitators with police specific backgrounds. It has a proven success record with police agencies across the country. We look forward to continuing to work with Fredericton Police Force in the future.”

The training is being led by Ted Hebert and Deputy Chief Bill Moore, from the Halifax Regional Police. Mr. Hebert has been designing and delivering police education for over 25 years, and was Director of the Police Leadership Program from 1998-2001. Deputy Chief Moore was promoted to his current rank in 2012, and has been in policing for 30 years. He has been instructing with the Police Leadership Program since 2000.

“We are so fortunate to have such qualified and excellent instructors in town working with our officers,” says Fredericton Police Chief Leanne Fitch. “The focus on key coaching skills as character, observation, assessment, communication and nurturing, to name a few, will only enhance the officers’ ability to provide quality leadership and mentorship within the ranks. This also demonstrates our department’s commitment to professional development and accountability.”