“With each increase in rank, there lies more responsibilities and duties,” Jewell said.
That is why Jewell sent his right-hand man, Adam Piccirillo, deputy chief of operations, and Joel Ristvey, deputy chief of investigations, to leadership training.
Piccirillo recently completed the Great Lakes Leadership Conference (GLLC) in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Jewell said.
The course, presented by the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, covers law enforcement management practices, education and networking. The association, which is not an agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was created in to promote law enforcement management principles. according to its website.
Piccirillo began his career as a Sharon police officer. He started as a Hermitage patrolman in 2008.
In 2013, Piccirillo was promoted to his current position and completed the Basic Police Executive Development Program at the Allegheny County Police Academy, Allison Park, Pa.
Ristvey graduated the three-week state police Leadership D evelopment Program in June. He is also a graduate of 2017 Leadership Shenango, hosted by the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce. Ristvey also completed a management class at Butler County Community College, Hermitage.
A former Sharon police officer, Ristvey was hired by Hermitage police in 1996 as a patrolman, worked his way up to detective and was appointed as investigations chief in 2016.
“It is ultimately our desire is to have them graduate from the FBI National Academy,” Jewell said. “Myself and my predecessors are graduates, and the course recently completed by Piccirillo is like a lead-up to the national academy.”
The training courses are not required to attend the FBI National Academy, he said.