Blue Ash Police Sergeants Graduate from PELC

Sgt. Charron and Sgt. Pohlman holding their PELC certificates
Sgt. Charron (left) and Sgt. Pohlman (right) proudly display their certificates upon graduating from the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC)

Blue Ash, OH (5/18/2015)
– Two Blue Ash Police Sergeants recently completed a three-week executive leadership course for police supervisors around Ohio.

On Friday, May 15, Sgts. Ed Charron and Roger Pohlman graduated from the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC), an educational program that provides law enforcement executives with unique and innovative leadership experience geared towards today’s demands and tomorrow’s needs. The program consists of three, one-week sessions with approximately one month intervals between each session. The curriculum is comprehensive and challenging, developed by a committee of police executives and academicians to help better prepare future leaders of police agencies.

“Our community expects professional, highly qualified police officers and leaders, and the Blue Ash Police Department takes that seriously. Fostering and improving positive community-police relations are top priorities. It is critically important for police departments to have employees who are prepared to respond adequately and promptly to the demands in modern policing practices,” shared Chief Paul Hartinger.  “These leaders learn to embrace the challenges and apply the most current practices and solutions that pay the highest benefit for the community and the organization.”

Sgt. Charron has been with BAPD since 1995 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2002. Sgt. Pohlman started with BAPD in 2004 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2012. Both are graduates of the 67th PELC class, adding to the other 15 BAPD officers that have gone through the program since 1992. Out of the seven BAPD Sergeants within the department, six have completed the PELC program. The remaining BAPD Sergeant plans to attend PELC in the fall of 2015, making BAPD’s entire supervisory staff PELC graduates. 

Blue Ash Police at the May 2015 PELC Graduation
L-R: Blue Ash Police Chief Paul Hartinger, Captain Riley, Sgt. Pohlman, Sgt. Charron, Lt. Schueler, Lt. Boyatt