California Police Chief- Fall 2013 - Page 19

with bad guys in a more professional manner. Collegeeducated police officers also tend to receive fewer complaints from the public than their lesser-educated counterparts, Nichelini added. “The goal of all police agencies is to have a better-trained and more educated police force, and with more officers today starting their careers with four-year degrees, the education part of the equation has become easier,” Nichelini said. Menlo Park Police Chief Bryan Roberts has a master’s degree in public administration and has completed the master’s program at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. “Advanced degrees help us maintain the professionalism of our business,” Roberts said. “The world is a dynamic environment, and law enforcement leaders and executives need to be lifetime learners. Advanced degrees help sharpen tools, improve critical thinking and provide alternative perspectives. “I personally pursued advanced degrees to broaden my perspective and to enhance my ability to pursue career opportunities.” ????FVVB???6?V???&V??VB&6???F?R?FR?s2F?B??`??RWfW"v?FVBF?&V6??R?WWFV??B??Rv?V?B?VVB??7FW.( ?2FVw&VR???B6????????RV&?VB??R???rFVw&VR?g&??F?R????B6???VvR?b?r?v?V?@?f????r????????fW"F?R?7BF?&VRFV6FW2?6??vW2????vV?V?@?????6???B??6RvV?6?W2?fR?VBF?FR?V??6?2???Gf?6VBFVw&VW2f?"?ff?6W'26VV???r&???F????66?&F??p?F???6?V?????R???f7B?6?26??R?bF?R&W7B?ff?6W'2?P????w2?fR??F???r??&RF????v?66????F??????'WB??6?V????B&?&W'G2w&VRF?B&WGFW"?VGV6FV@???6Rf?&6R?2v??BF???r??( ??rV?f?&6V?V?B?2&?WB&?&?V?6??f??r?@?6???&?&F??rv?F?7F?V???FW'2F???&?fR6???V??F?W2?( ?&?&W'G26?B?( ?F?RW'6???6????2?BFV6???6?&??F?W0??VVFVBF?&R7V66W76gV?F?F?&RF?ffW&V?Bg&??F?RF???0??VVFVB??F?R7B??F????f?&??VGV6F???6??V?W2F???W"??'2&WGFW"??( ??6?F????F?W&^( ?2G&V?B??V?G'???WfV??rV?f?&6V?V?@?W'6???V?'&?f??rv?F???&RVGV6F????F?R??"?&?W@??2&V6??R??&R6??WF?F?fR?B??&RF?ff?7V?Bf?"6???VvP?w&GVFW2F?f??BV?????V?B??F????F??2?2&W7V?FVB?????&R6???VvR?VGV6FVB?V??Bv??V???????r??F?6&VW'0????rV?f?&6V?V?B??( ?6???VvRVGV6F????2W?V?6?fR??B?gFV?7GVFV?G0?&R6FF?VBv?F??&vR7GVFV?B???FV'B?6&VW'2???p?V?f?&6V?V?B6??ffW"7F&??G??BF?Rg&VVF??F?&P?6V?b?7W?'F?fR???6?F????F?R??V?vW"vV?W&F???2v???w&f?FFRF?v&B?rV?f?&6V?V?BvV?V??V?v?BF?6W'fP?F?V?"6???V??F?W2?B?fR6V?6R?b6V?b?v?'F??( ???6?V???6?B??R?bF?R&V6??2?RV&?VB?rFVw&VP?( 2??2W?W'F?6R?2???&?"&V?F???2?BV?????V?B( 2v0?F??fR??F?W"6&VW"F?f??&6???gFW"?rV?f?&6V?V?B??vWfW"???6?V???GW&?2sF??2?V"( 2?B?6?( ?B&VG?F??6???BV?G22f??V??( ?2F?6???( ?B?V7B??fR&V????6R6W'F?f?6FR??v??r??F?Rv????b??ff?6R?( ??R6?Bv?F??Vv??( ???V???&???6R6??Vb''??&?&W'G0??7&??r# ?????????