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Welcome to PELC   *   What is PELC?   *   Board Members & Faculty   *   Training Location & Cost

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 #73
  • 2,133 graduates-to-date
  • Sessions of 15 days spread over three weeks
  • Weekly tests on learning modules
  • 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 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Brockman,Ph.D.;   Chief Deputy Paul Butler (ret.); 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 2018

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)
Chief Eric Burris, Tipp City PD
Lt. Col. Mark Ecton, Dayton PD
Chief Andres Gonzalez, Cuyahoga Metro Housing Authority PD
Deputy Chief Ken Kuebler, Columbus PD
Lieutenant Doug Lightfoot, Hilliard PD, Class 71 Representative

Chief Sue Madsen, Miami Twp. PD
Lieutenant Justin Paez, Dublin PD, Class 72 Representative
Chief Deputy George Taylor, Cuyahoga Co SO
Captain Richard Thomas, CLEE, Lorain Co. Prosecutor’s Office
Chief Keith Torbet, CLEE,  Wauseon PD
Commander Kelly Weiner, Columbus PD

Training Cost

The tuition for PELC is *$2,300 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

Bruce Adams, Program Director,
Monica Miller, Program Coordinator,
or call 614-761-9479

Training Locations

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 72

Lt.GarryAltingAshland Police Division
Sgt.BrianBeaumierWaite Hill Police Department
Lt.JeffreyBilicicKirtland Hills Police Department
Capt.DebraBrewerPortsmouth Police Department
Sgt.JenniferChilesVandalia Police Department
Sgt.JoshuaCohillHilliard Division of Police
ChiefMarkConsoloMillersport Police Department
Sgt.ScottDaubenmireMentor-on-the-Lake Police Department
Sgt.ValorieDelmontAustintown Police Department
Lt.JonathanDennistonWarren Co Sheriff's Office
Lt.GregoryDrewCuyahoga Metro Housing Authority Police Department
Sgt.ChristopherEmmelhainzGrove City Police Department
Lt.DanielEngelmanMetroHealth System Police Department
Sgt.RonaldFlowersRocky River Police Department
Sgt.AlexanderFlynnWest Carrollton Police Department
Lt.MatthewGallagherCleveland Division of Police
Lt.AimeeHaleyColumbus Division of Police
Sgt.StephenHallettWaterville Police Department
Sgt.WilliamHickmanColumbus State Police Department
Sgt.TimHollowayEvendale Police Department
Lt.ClarenceKellerDayton Police Department
Sgt.AaronKrouseBerea Police Department
ChiefKaliMeonskeNortheast Ohio Medical University Police Department
Sgt.NickMichaelMt. Healthy Police Department
Lt.CharlesMotylewskiLorain Co Sheriff's Office
Lt.JustinPaezDublin Police Department
Lt.MarkPalmerBay Village Police Department
Lt.MichaelQuinn IIWest Chester Police Department
Lt.ArneilRoseCleveland Division of Police
Sgt.NancyShefchukKent State Univ Police Department
Sgt.AmberShonebargerDelaware County Sheriff's Office
Sgt.MichaelSineyMiami Twp. Police Department
ChiefGregorySmithMcComb Police Department
Lt.ErikWellsAkron Police Department
Sgt.WilliamZeekSpringdale Police Department

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