CPD’s Fetner earns Level III certification

Published 8:05 pm Thursday, June 16, 2016

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



Fetner received his Level III status by completing 160 hours of executive level law enforcement training over the past three years.

The Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program is a 240-hour law enforcement curriculum focused on leadership skills, human relations, internal personnel policies, external environmental issues, communications and other public safety related topics

Participants have opportunities to exchange ideas, problems and solutions with their counterparts from across the state; and to develop new concepts and theories.

Upon completion of the curriculum, participants are formally recognized by AACOP and the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission as “Certified Law Enforcement Executives”.

CLEEP is responsible for training hundreds of chiefs and other law enforcement executives each year.

Over the years, the UPACE partnership has trained over 1,331 law enforcement executives from around the state of Alabama.

However, only 152 people have completed the 240-hour program.

“I look forward to the final 80 hours of the program, and I am extremely excited about becoming one of less than 200 law enforcement professionals in our state with this particular distinction,” Fetner said.