Tarrant County College is the first higher education institution in the United States to receive the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) Trilogy Hall of Fame award. The award, presented to the TCC Law Enforcement Academy on August 25, recognizes agencies whose entire command staff have completed the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Leadership series. “Receiving this award is an accomplishment that recognizes the hard work and daily accomplishments of the academy,” said Damon Ing, lead coordinator with the TCC Public Safety Training Center.
“Our leadership team sought this opportunity to attend a national program that would enable us to network with other law enforcement administrators,” he said. “The experience gained through these interactions and educational courses of study will improve our coordinators’ ability to lead our educational program.”
One coordinator who benefitted from the training was Jim McGregor, who said the program “was beneficial to me in that it allowed me to engage and collaborate with law enforcement leadership from across the country in discussions related to the challenges facing law enforcement officer training and development. It also provided me with a multitude of perspectives from a diverse cohort of law enforcement professionals.”
TCC Northwest President Zarina Blankenbaker expressed her pride in the training students receive at the academy, stating the goal of the College is “to provide world-class training in law enforcement.” She continued, “Our program staff demonstrates excellence. They exceed expectations of their job responsibilities to improve the quality of student learning, service and collegiality in the workplace through collaborative and self-directed learning behaviors. The entire command staff have completed the series, exemplifying their commitment to the College’s vision and the community we serve.”
According to Ing, that commitment continues. “We are proud of this accomplishment and will continue to seek excellence in instruction and the management of our cadets and students.”