LEWISTON – Police Chief William Welch has completed a two-week Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Welch attended at the invitation of Robert Mueller III, director of the FBI.

The course is designed for executives of larger agencies and aimed at further developing leadership skills through interaction and discussions with FBI Academy staff, presenters and other law enforcement executives.

Class participants came from across the U.S. and around the world, including executives from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco, and Immigration Customs Enforcement.

Welch said the course offered an opportunity to interact with leaders in policing and exchange ideas, philosophies and strategies on the different styles of leadership.

“It was interesting to recognize the commonalties of issues that face us all in law enforcement, regardless of what side of the world you might be from,” he said. “The ability to establish lasting friendships and resources around the country and around the world was just a great experience and one that I will remember as one of the highlights of my career.”

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