Loudoun County, VA (November 20, 2023) -The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office graduated one member of the agency’s leadership staff from the 53rd session of the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS).
First Lieutenant Matthew Bressler, a 19-year veteran of the agency, graduated last week from the intensive three-week leadership education program. 1st Lt. Bressler serves as the Assistant Division Commander of the Operational Support Division.
The PELS program is conducted in cooperation with the University of Richmond. This program is designed for individuals who currently serve in command/executive-level positions within their agencies. The curriculum is liberal arts/humanities-based and focused on the study of leadership at an advanced level. The objective of this program is to acquaint participants with best leadership practices, challenge them to reflect upon their leadership competency, and examine ways of achieving both personal and professional growth.
The classes are held on the campus of the University of Richmond, and faculty members from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia teach the classes. They are drawn from the Robins School of Business, the Management Institute, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, and several other schools within the university.