Education Perspectives


Four supervising officers have completed the intensive three-week Leadership Development Program, which Chief Laufer helped create and taught at the State Police Academy in Hershey, PA, prior to his retirement from the state police. In November, Chief Laufer completed the four-day Train the Trainer certification course taught by the Dolan Consulting Group to enable him to present de-escalation techniques training. Over the next three months, Laufer intends to teach the techniques to the entire staff of 29 full-time Coatesville officers and about a dozen part-time officers. READ:  Chester County Library Receives Keystone Grant Award The Department has also partnered with the City in numerous initiatives to strengthen relations with residents. In June, Chief Laufer partnered with members of the Coatesville City Council and City Manager James Logan to greet and converse with concerned residents and individuals who participated in a peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration. This summer, Chief Laufer partnered with Coatesville City Council member Nydea Graves and Logan to kick off Real Steel Talk, a forum created to bring together voices of the community to city basics leaders. Coatesville City Council member Nydea Graves joins Chief Laufer at Real Steel Talk “We pride ourselves on being champions of the community . . . partnering rather than policing,” says Laufer.
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