Clanton Police captain obtains Level I Certification

Published 9:06 am Friday, April 24, 2015

The Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police and the University Partnership of Alabama for Continuing Education recognized Capt. Neil Patrick Fetner of the Clanton Police Department with a Certificate in Police Management for completing Level I of their Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program.

CLEEP is responsible for training hundreds of chiefs and other law enforcement executives in the State of Alabama every year. The program was established in 2000 to educate law enforcement executives on various high liability public safety issues. CLEEP has educated more than 1,300 law enforcement executives across the State of Alabama since its inception.



The Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program is a 240-hour curriculum focused on leadership skills, human relations, internal personnel policies, external environment issues, communications and other police related topics.

“Every time I step into a CLEEP training session, I gain knowledge that is preparing me for the next phase of my law enforcement career,” Fetner said.

The program is conducive to independent thought and study. Participants have the opportunity to exchange ideas, problems, and solutions with their counterparts; to develop new thoughts and ideas.

“I really enjoyed the experience and I highly recommend the AACOP program to any law enforcement executives that may be interesting in serving as a Chief of Police later in their career,” Fetner said.