Morristown Police Captain Graduates from Southeastern Leadership Academy

Capt. Hall Graduates SELAThe Morristown Police Department (MPD) is pleased to announce that Captain Chris Hall graduated from the University of Tennessee’s Southeastern Leadership Academy (SELA) on October 18, 2019.

The Southeastern Leadership Academy is part of the Law Enforcement Innovation Center which is an agency under the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service. The academy is a five, non-consecutive, week course that spans over three months at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. In order to be considered to be 1 of the 40 participants, you must be at least mid-management in your organization. The course work for the academy is university-level and focuses on topics such as Foundations of Leadership/Leading Others, Building External Relationships, Employee/Internal Matters and Critical Issues. According to the overview of the academy, it will “challenge participants to develop their leadership styles in order to become more effective and progressive leaders.”

Captain Chris Hall has served with the Morristown Police Department for more than 20 years. His entire career with the MPD has been on patrol. As a supervisor, Captain Hall mentors officers and supervisors with less experience. In addition to his supervisor duties, Captain Hall is Assistant Commander on the Crisis Negotiations Team. In the past he has served on other specialized teams such as the Special Response Team.

Chief Roger Overholt stated, “I am pleased that we have individuals who are willing to participate in this type of advanced leadership training. Well trained officers are better prepared to serve our community. The MPD has several command level officers who are graduates of this UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center program.”