Twenty-two cohorts of the Professional Development Program for Public Safety graduated from their professional development class in which their journey that began in February.
The 22-member class was comprised of Brownsville Police Department officers and Brownsville Fire Department firefighters and each was presented with a certificate of completion handed to them by Fire Chief Jarrett Sheldon, Brownsville Police Lt. Napoleon Gonzalez, and Marina Zolezzi, chief of staff for the City Manager’s Office.
This particular Professional Development program was customized for police and firefighters. It had five modules and some of the discussions included emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and public speaking.
The program was instructed by Mac Tristan, the retired police chief for Coppell Police Department in Coppell, Texas, who now does public speaking pertaining to leadership.
The program also featured guest speaker sessions formed by directors or the leadership team of the City Manager’s Office.
Sheldon, Gonzalez, and Zolezzi offered their congratulations to the cohort for actively engaging in the sessions and urged them to share their newfound knowledge with others. They emphasized the importance of not only serving as mentors but also motivating those they teach.
Congratulations to these 22-members of the Professional Development Program for Public Safety.