• 91°
franklin county times

Creel elected vice president of AACOP

By Staff
John Hicks FCT Staff Writer
Red Bay Police Chief Pat Creel was recently elected vice president of the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police.
The statewide association elected Creel vice president at the AACOP conference that took place Aug. 30 – Sept 1 at the Marriott Shoals Hotel in Florence.
AACOP Executive Director John Anderson said Creel's participation in the association was exemplary.
"Pat has served in other offices in the association," Anderson said. "He served as secretary for the past year and did a fantastic job. This time he ran for vice president, and I'm tickled to death that he was elected. He works hard for the association."
The Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police has a membership of more than 500 law enforcement executives from across the state. AACOP's primary mission is to improve the quality and professionalism of law enforcement in Alabama through state of the art training, according to association officials.
"We have three training conferences a year," Creel said. "The association has a partnership program with Jacksonville State University that provides members with more than 20 hours of executive level workshop training every year."
Creel said training was an integral part of a police officer's job.
"I believe in training," Creel said. "I always have and I always will. The challenges of law enforcement are always changing. It's impossible to over-train a police officer."
Workshop participants earn credits toward the Certification of Law Enforcement Executive Program. The CLEEP program is designed to maintain educational standards for police chiefs.
CLEEP consists of four levels of achievement. Certificates and pins are awarded as each level is achieved.
The curriculum presented at the workshops is developed in cooperation with AACOP.

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Tony Chard

News

Car show benefit helps raise needed funds

News

Russellville High School varsity cheerleaders attend UCA cheer camp

Franklin County

NWSCC receives $18,000 in grants from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

News

Russellville equine therapy visits library program

News

Steam locomotive delivery to Red Bay delayed, arrives July 1

News

Local author holds book signing at RPL

Franklin County

Former Russellville resident performs ‘Miracle Worker’

News

Presenting: Miss Phil Campbell

Franklin County

All American Tang Soo Do students recognized

News

Russellville High School students sign to pursue fine arts careers

Franklin County

Football Funday, special needs probowl take place June 15

Galleries

PHOTOS: RMS students take the stage for spring sing

News

Russellville member named among finalists for GFWC Jennie Award

East Franklin

East Franklin Junior High celebrates May 21 graduation

Belgreen

Belgreen Class of 2024 celebrates graduation

Franklin County

Local churches plan Vacation Bible School programs

Galleries

PHOTOS: Tharptown High School Wildcats graduate

Galleries

PHOTOS: Phil Campbell High School students graduate

Franklin County

NEMCC announces more than 400 to spring vice president’s list

Franklin County

UNA releases spring dean’s, president’s lists

News

Roxy holds June 15 concert, plans other events

Franklin County

Free summer meal program available at Franklin County Schools

News

PHOTOS: Red Bay High School graduates celebrate

x