Confers MAGNUS Status on 34 Law Enforcement Officers

Capt. Julie Scioneaux, Sheriff Willy Martin, Jr. and Col. Sid Berthelot.

Sheriff Willy Martin, Jr. is proud to announce the recent graduation of Col. Sid Berthelot and Capt. Julie Scioneaux from the National Command and Staff College on June 15, 2018. The ceremony was held at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Center and Special Services Complex in Luling, La.

The National Command & Staff College’s mission is to develop MAGNUS leaders and is recognized as a Center of Educational Excellence in Law Enforcement Leadership Education by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training. The course work is a very intense 8-week curriculum that is blended with both online and classroom lectures. The 34 graduates combined completed more than 6,300 hours of lectures, researched and wrote 48 case study essays, participated in scenario-based interactive simulations, read seven leadership books, and prepared and presented a capstone research paper. College Chancellor Mitch Javidi, Ph.D., said “The demanding nature of the program is designed to promote a sense of true accomplishment among participants. We are very proud of our first graduates and MAGNUS Star Performer conferees. These remarkable individuals light the way for others in law enforcement and represent a commitment by their respective organizations to develop individual excellence, ensure agency effectiveness and improve community impact.”

Congratulations to Col. Berthelot and Capt. Scioneaux.

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