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Lee Turner Lectureship provides continuing education for law enforcement
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Law enforcement professionals will have two opportunities to learn from Chicago area Police Chief Kent Williams about various forms of adversity law enforcement personnel routinely face, not only in the field, but how these events shape their personal lives after they leave the cruiser.
The day-long seminars are part of the Lee Turner Lectureship Series, which is an endowment-funded program designed to provide an opportunity for law enforcement personnel to meet continuing education requirements while gaining valuable training pertinent to their profession.  
The seminars are set for two dates, June 20 and July 24 at Barton Community College. The $59 fee includes materials, lunch and refreshments, 7.5 hours of law enforcement training and 7.5 hours of CNE credit for RN, LPN and LMHT.
The title of the seminar is “Breach Point: Personal and Professional Breakthroughs for Police Officers.” Williams is also the owner of Breach Point Consulting and has been involved in law enforcement as an officer for over 27 years. He served as a Tactical Commander on a regional SWAT team serving 60 Chicago collar communities. He has taught extensively on topics related to leadership and organizational change. He has also taught for more than 24 years on topics including use of force, weapons and tactics.
Each date will consist of a day-long presentation by Williams with a theme of personal leadership that will allow attendees to have a chance to reflect upon the universal journey of a career spent in law enforcement.
The presenter will also discuss the traumas and triumphs associated with modern law enforcement and how these influence the pivotal balance between professional and personal relationships.
The sessions are set to last from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The deadline to register for the June 20 session is June 13. Those wishing to attend the second session on July 24 should register by July 18, but registrations will be taken up to the date of each event.
For more information or to register, call Workforce Training and Community Education, 620-792-9255, or send an e-mail to