The Manchester Township Police opened its doors to law enforcement professionals on Wednesday, Oct. 1, as host of a Penn State University Justice and Safety Institute supervision program.

In attendance at the PSU High-Impact Supervision program were 24 Officers from police departments throughout New Jersey and as far away as Delaware. Among them were Sergeants Joseph Hankins and Robert Sharry, both of Manchester Township Police.

CAM00459_2The three day “High Impact Supervision” program is designed to equip frontline leaders with the skills and attitudes necessary to successfully manage an ever-changing workforce environment. Topics included but were not limited to: Management concepts, coaching, motivational strategies, problem solving/ decision making, performance appraisals as well as contingency planning for critical incidents.

“One of the key beliefs of Manchester Township Police is that Officers must continually educate themselves to ensure we remain ahead of the curve as our profession changes,” said Chief Brian Klimakowski. “We’re proud to host several educational programs at our headquarters each year. This continuing education benefits the quality of service that we provide to the residents of Manchester.”

Most recently, Manchester hosted an active shooter training course in July which was attended by Chief Klimakowski and Detective Sergeant James Sharkey. In addition to hosting training sessions, Manchester’s Police Officers regularly attend training that keeps them up to date and prepared to take on the challenges of a law enforcement career.