Rehoboth police sergeant completes state police leadership development program

Nov 24, 2021

Sgt. Brian Kaczmarczyk, a 20-year veteran of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department, successfully completed this month a leadership training program through the Delaware State Police. Approximately two dozen police officers from across the state participated in the most recent session of the Delaware State Police Department’s Leadership Development Program, with classes taking place in Dover.

Kaczmarczyk describes the three-week program as extensive and demanding with a focus on how various leadership styles impact individual behaviors, group dynamics, and the organization. “It was like taking a master’s level college course in three weeks,” he says. “It will help me bring some new things to the table and hopefully manage my shift in a way that builds an even more cohesive unit.”

The program included lectures and readings, case studies, situational analysis, and application of knowledge acquired to real-world situations.

“It’s no secret that policing has become an increasingly complex and difficult profession,” says Rehoboth Police Chief Keith Banks. “We’re committed to encouraging our officers to take advantage of professional development opportunities to ensure that the Rehoboth Beach Police Department continues to employ well-trained, motivated, and committed officers. I commend Sgt. Kaczmarczyk for his commitment to enhancing his leadership skills.”

Lt. William Sullivan and Sgt. Brian Kaczmarczyk