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Chief Barry Connell, CLEE
Newark Police


Hello, my name is Chief Barry Connell, CLEE, and I am the chair of the committee that oversees the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC). I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit the PELC page. By navigating here, you have taken a great first step in law enforcement leadership development. While the PELC program is designed to dovetail with both the STEP and CLEE programs, it is a fantastic leadership development as a stand alone program. I encourage you to speak to some of the over 2,000 graduates of the program who will be able to provide insight into the value PELC provides for them. For me, it was the catalyst that prompted me to improve my leadership skills with additional formal education, including college.

What is PELC?

PELC is the acronym for the Police Executive Leadership College.  PELC is administered by the Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation. PELC was founded in 1986, and each year graduates at least two classes (Spring and Fall.)  To date, over 2,000 law enforcement executives are proud graduates of PELC.

PELC is a three – week executive leadership training program spread out over three months each session. PELC is based on the premise that leadership skills can be learned, and that given the opportunity for feedback and practice, executives can substantially improve their abilities to lead. PELC provides law enforcement executives with one of those rare moments in their professional careers to learn how to practically apply leadership concepts. It is an intensive learning experience focused on leadership skills vital to long term personal success and change in the organization — both for the benefit of the community.

The vision of PELC is to develop dynamic, visionary leaders to effectively serve and protect our communities.

The mission of PELC is to provide unique and innovative leadership education geared toward today’s demands and tomorrow’s needs.

PELC – By the Numbers

  • Current class is # 70
  • Over 2,000 graduates-to-date
  • Sessions of 15 days spread over three weeks
  • 105 class hours
  • 24 required readings
  • 5 research papers
  • 5 community interviews
  • 3 team projects
  • 3 speeches including a final capstone presentation
  • 20 instructors and/or speakers

Meet the Faculty 2016-2017

Richard Ayres, J.D.;  Dr. Elizabeth Brockman,Ph.D.;   Dr. Joseph Donnermeyer, Ph.D.;  Chief Gene Ferrara (ret.);  Jacqueline Huggins, M.A.;  Dr. John LeDoux, Ph.D.;  Sheriff Russ Martin, CLEE;  Randy Means, J.D.;  Dr. Patrick Oliver, Ph.D., CLEE;  Thomas Riebock, M.A.;  Mark Weaver, J.D.;  Sgt. Rich Weiner

PELC Advisory Board 2016-2017

The PELC advisory board is called the Executive Institute Committee (EIC). The board members are all PELC graduates and accomplished law enforcement executives. The EIC meets at least twice a year and is charged with evaluating the current curriculum and instructors and making adjustments as needed to assure that PELC remains a highly regarded executive leadership program.

Chief Barry Connell, CLEE,  Newark PD   (chair)
Major Mark Ecton, Dayton PD
Chief Andres Gonzalez, Cuyahoga Metro Housing Authority PD
Deputy Chief Ken Kuebler, Columbus PD
Director of Public Safety Dan Meloy, CLEE,  Colerain Twp.

Chief Quincy Pope, CLEE, Trotwood PD
Director George Taylor, Cuyahoga County Public Safety & Justice Services
Chief Keith Torbet, CLEE,  Wauseon PD
Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn,  Wood Co. Sheriff’s Office
Commander Kelly Weiner, Columbus PD

Training Cost

The tuition for PELC is *$2,200 per session. The cost includes: instruction, material, breaks, and lunches. Not included are: overnight lodging, breakfast, dinner and any other ancillary costs.  Note: group discount rate is available for the sleeping rooms.
*Subject to change

For More Information

Jeff Hill, Program Director, jeff.hill@oacp.org
Monica Miller, Program Coordinator, monica.miller@oacp.org
or call 614-761-9479

Training Locations

PELC 71 & 72, 2017:
Crowne Plaza Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Ave. Columbus

PELC 73 & 74, 2018:
Crowne Plaza Columbus Dublin 600 Metro Plaza North, Dublin

PELC 75 & 76, 2019:
Crowne Plaza Columbus Dublin 600 Metro Plaza North, Dublin


Congratulations to our most recent graduating class!

PELC Graduates Class 70

Sgt.MarkAllenLebanon Police Department
Sgt.JasonBammannMansfield Police Department
Deputy ChiefAnthonyBandoOhioHealth Protective Services
Sgt.SteveBishopWarren Co. Sheriff's Office
Sgt.DeanButlerPerrysburg Police Department
Sgt.DavidDeSalvoForest Park Police Department
Lt.MarcDoppColumbus Division of Police
Lt.SethGilligUpper Sandusky Police Department
Deputy ChiefMartinGrovePiqua Police Department
Sgt.LarryHarpster IIILake Co Sheriff's Office
Lt.GregJenkinsMiami Twp. Police Department
Sgt.MarkKibbyMilford Police Department
Sgt.JosephKistlerWarren Police Department
Sgt.DouglasLainoBrunswick Police Department
Sgt.PaulLaneMilford Police Department
CorporalGregLeValleyWesterville Division of Police
Capt.ChadLindseyBeavercreek Police Department
Sgt.ChristopherMarlowBellefontaine Police Department
Sgt.JaimeMcGrealOrrville Police Department
Sgt.EricMorganNorth Olmsted Police Department
Sgt.MichquelPennKent State University Police Department
Sgt.DarrenPorterRichmond Heights Police Department
Sgt.JeffPrittNewark Police Department
Det. Sgt.ReedReikowskiAvon Lake Police Department
Sgt.GabrielRogersWaterville Police Department
Lt.DavidRosenfelderTrenton Police Department
Capt.KevinSavageDelaware Co. Sheriff's Office
Lt.StevenSchemineColumbus State Community College Police Department
Sgt.EricScottGrove City Division of Police
Lt.ToddShaferCuyahoga Falls Police Department
Sgt.ShawnSmithCleveland Police Department
Lt.JulianSommersPortsmouth Police Department
Sgt.JonathanSpencerMoraine Police Department
Capt.JerryTangemanSidney Police Department
ChiefCaseyTesterDoylestown Police Department
ChiefJuanTorresOberlin Police Department