FAIRBORN — Sergeant Ben Roman recently graduated from the Public Leadership Academy hosted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy.
The free 11-week course, presented through a partnership with the Ohio State University – John Glenn College of Public Affairs, included 30 other law enforcement leaders from across the State of Ohio.
The course work consisted of accredited college level classes on leadership and ethics, public management, budget, organizational behavior in law enforcement, time management strategies, grant writing, teamwork and organizational communication, data analysis, crisis communications, civil liability and building community relationships. Each graduate received 10 undergraduate credits from the Ohio State University. Roman indicated that the most important thing he learned in the course was developing employees.
“I have been given opportunities in my career which have helped me advance,” Roman said. “Now, I am in a position and it’s my turn to help develop officers and provide them opportunities to further their knowledge and skills. This is important in furthering our goal to providing great police services to the citizens of Fairborn.”
Roman has been with the Fairborn Police Department since 2004. He received the PD Employee of the Year in 2010; worked as a detective to the Greene County ACE Task Force from January 2011 – December 2015 and was promoted to sergeant on October 2016.
Story courtesy of the City of Fairborn.