Personnel & Officer Performance
The Personnel and Officer Performance Unit at the Celina Police Department serves as a cornerstone of the department's commitment to excellence and professionalism. Under the capable leadership of Sergeant Bryce Kennedy, this unit plays a pivotal role in shaping the skills, knowledge, and capabilities of the department's officers.
Sergeant Bryce Kennedy assumes the crucial responsibility of leading the Personnel and Officer Performance Unit. He oversees the hiring process of new officers, ensuring that only the most qualified and dedicated individuals join the ranks of the department. Additionally, Sergeant Kennedy takes charge of the ongoing training efforts, meticulously planning and executing comprehensive training programs to enhance the proficiency of the officers.
Assisting Sergeant Kennedy in the training function is Corporal Alex Jones, whose dedication and expertise greatly contribute to the success of the unit. Corporal Jones works alongside Sergeant Kennedy in designing and implementing effective training initiatives, ensuring that the officers are equipped with the necessary skills, equipment, and knowledge to fulfill their duties effectively.
Recognizing the importance of staying at the forefront of law enforcement practices, the Celina Police Department recently enlisted the assistance of TCOLE specialist Graham Smith. Smith's expertise in the standards and practices set by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) adds a valuable dimension to the training unit. His presence ensures that the training programs align with the industry's best practices, enabling the department's officers to effectively navigate the complex challenges of modern policing.
The Celina Police Department places a strong emphasis on training, considering it as a vital investment in officer competence and community safety. By prioritizing comprehensive training programs and employing dedicated professionals like Sergeant Bryce Kennedy, Corporal Alex Jones, and TCOLE specialist Graham Smith, the department reaffirms its commitment to maintaining a highly skilled and well-prepared police force. Through their collective efforts, the Personnel and Training unit continues to play a crucial role in upholding the department's values of integrity, professionalism, and public service.