Two members of our police force, Major Dermot Horgan and Sergeant Bradley Rosh, recently graduated from the 70th Southern Police Institute command development course held in Fort Lauderdale. The Southern Police Institute (SPI) is a leadership program that was founded in 1951 as a division of the Department of Justice Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, at the University of Louisville.
The SPI program, which takes twelve weeks to complete, was originally designed for an audience of commanding, supervising, and administrative police officers from southern and bordering states and commonwealths. Today, SPI reaches out to all sections of the law enforcement community and courses can be held in any location nationwide. SPI was the first school of its type in the United States to offer college credits for in-service police education. The unique course offerings and well-planned instruction appeals to officers around the country because it enhances and tailors service delivery to their particular communities.
Upon graduating, Major Horgan and Sergeant Rosh became part of the SPI Alumni Association that was created by the first graduates in 1951. The association is a significant aspect of the program and has grown into one of the most active alumni groups at the University of Louisville.
Congratulations to Major Horgan and Sergeant Rosh on this great accomplishment!