WELCOME TO CLEE!
As the chairperson of the Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) program advisory board, it is my privilege to welcome you to the CLEE website. The information contained on the site will introduce you to a curriculum of unparalleled law enforcement leadership training.
The CLEE program offers law enforcement practitioners the opportunity to embark on a fourteen-month professional journey that will enhance their knowledge, provide them with specialized tools to increase their effectiveness, and challenge them to identify the importance of their vision, guiding principles and core values in service to their communities.
CLEE graduates throughout Ohio, and further, are helping shape the future of law enforcement in positive ways while fostering better outcomes inside their own agencies and communities. Your attendance at CLEE offers the opportunity to join this fraternity of leaders in their noble work.
For my part, I found CLEE to be one of the most thought-provoking courses I have attended and well-matched for the task of leading the ranks of law enforcement professionals in my care. I wholeheartedly believe you will also find great benefit to what awaits you in the CLEE program and I wish you great success on your personal leadership journey.
What is CLEE?
The Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) is a formal program of leadership training presented by the Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation for police officers (sergeant and higher rank) who are at the executive level or who wish to progress to executive levels in their agency. Preparation includes self-study and a day of “in-residence study” with a highly qualified instructor for each of the nine modules. Study materials include required readings from books and articles, chapter exercises, and case studies. Participants will be evaluated on the different learning modules through written tests or case studies over a 14-month period, and through an oral presentation at the conclusion of the course. Participants will be evaluated on the ten different learning modules through written tests or case studies over a 14-month period, and through an oral presentation at the conclusion of the course. Graduate credit can be arranged through Tiffin University, and Franklin University, Columbus.
Admittance to CLEE requires candidates to meet a minimum of 500 career points that considers these dimensions: law enforcement and executive experience, formal education, continuing education, and professional related experience, including: professional service, community service, scheduled speaking and instruction, articles published, and honors received.
Once a student successfully graduates from CLEE, they must maintain their CLEE certification by re-certifying every three years where continued involvement in the above dimensions are reviewed.
The CLEE in-residence classes take place at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy, Columbus. Currently, tuition and room and board are waived for students from Ohio law enforcement agencies thanks to a generous grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
Five Hundred Fifty-Nine (589) students have graduated from the Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) program since its origin in 1996 to present. Twenty-seven classes have graduated each year since its inception. The current class (XXVIII) will graduate in February 2024.
The nine modules covered in CLEE include:
Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles
Human Resources & Team Facilitation
Police Legitimacy and Community Relations
Police Resource Allocation & Budgeting
Organizational Risk Management
Faculty & Executive Board
Dr. Monica Moll, CLEE
Dr. Renee Hill
Dr. Jon Shane
Chief Richard Biehl, Retd.
Lt. Howard Powers, Retd.
Dr. Thomas Meloni, Ph.D.
Chief Adam Moore, CLEE
Chief Randall Campana, CLEE,
Mill Creek Metroparks PD, D3
Cmdr. David Blake Griffith, Jr., CLEE
Columbus PD, Ret.d , D1
Captain Jeffrey S. Davis
Ohio State Highway Patrol, D1
Chief John Jones, CLEE,
Oxford PD, D4
Chief Edward Kinney, CLEE,
Medina PD, D3
Chief George Lichman, II, CLEE,
Rocky River PD, D3
Chief Jeffrey Mitchell, CLEE,
Lebanon PD, D4
Chief Roy Mosley, III, CLEE,
Brimfield Twp. (Portage) PD, D3
Chief Thomas Pyle, II,CLEE
Athens PD, Ret.d, D5
Captain Michael Rinn, CLEE,
Akron PD, D3
Capt. Bryan Snavely, CLEE,
Stow PD, D3
Public Svcs. Director, Keith Torbet, CLEE,
City of Wauseon, D2
Chief Robert Ware, II, CLEE,
Worthington PD, Ret.d, D1
Director James Willock, Jr., CLEE,
Kent State University at Trumbull, D3