Captain Doug Timmerman of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office recently attended the Great Lakes Leadership Seminar. This leadership seminar was hosted by FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and was a 40 hour training class that consisted of Administrative issues, Behavioral Analysis /Active Shooter, Officer Wellness, Polygraph, Media Matters & Implicit Bias.

Motivational speaker Paul Butler (former officer from South Carolina) spoke on “Leadership for a Lifetime”. The attendees had a banquet on Thursday evening, where FBI Director, Christopher Wray was in attendance and spoke with the class about current issues in law enforcement and the FBI role in assisting state and local agencies.

The training class was held in Buffalo, New York and consisted of agencies from the Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh divisions.