Area officers spend time learning to be better leaders

Published: Feb. 17, 2020 at 4:12 PM EST
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Police officers from the neighboring communities spent some time at the Bangor Police Department Monday.

They're learning how to be better leaders.

It's part of a course offered by Dirigo Safety and the training's called "Leadership that works."

It teaches alternative leadership techniques, problem-based learning and taking responsibility.

"Helping them to understand the community connections, that they should be engendering in their officers. And how doing a lot more with the position that you have sometimes helps set you apart if you're trying to get promoted," said Christian Behr, a Dirigo Safety Instructor.

The next class will be taught at Bucksport towards the end of April.