The Granville Police Department is able to celebrate two of our officers for their recent accomplishments! Officer Suzie Dawson graduated from the Public Safety Leadership Academy in June. This was an intensive 11 week course which is administered by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and The Ohio State University's John Glenn School of Public Affairs. Officer Dawson studied leadership and management skills and strategies, and prepared herself to serve as our agency's Acting Sergeant. This is part of our continuing effort to prepare future leaders for our agency, in order to ensure quality services for the citizens of Granville.
This is also the first time in 209 years that a female officer has worn the insignia of a law enforcement supervisor in the Village of Granville! A well deserved honor, and we are proud of her for her hard work.
A special thanks goes out to OSU, and Director Born of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. This intensive leadership program was subsidized, without which our agency would not have had the resources to send Officer Dawson.
Officer Justin Woodyard just returned from the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. While at the University of Louisville he completed a rigorous course of instruction on how to investigate serious felonies, focusing on death investigations. Officer Woodyard joins Officer Wilson as our agency's first two fully qualified investigators /detectives, and he will be able to handle any serious felony investigations that might occur. Congratulations Officer Woodyard on your accomplishment!