XENIA — Xenia police Sergeant Jeff Osburn is one of 30 Ohio law enforcement officers who recently graduated from the Public Safety Leadership Academy held by The Ohio State University — John Glenn College of Public Affairs.
The academy is an intensive and innovative 11-week course that is an investment in making Ohio safer by investing in police leaders at the state, county and local levels. The specialized academy curriculum was part of a carefully managed course with content in the areas of leadership and ethics; interpersonal and organizational communication; public management; organizational culture and ethics; human resources management; and budgeting and organizational behavior in policing. As a part of the community outreach effort, graduates spent time volunteering at the Huckleberry House by mentoring and cooking meals for the resident youth as well as providing improvements to the exterior of the house.
Osburn is a 20-year veteran with the XPD. He has served as a patrol officer, bicycle patrol, task force detective, and section detective. He is currently assigned as patrol sergeant.
The training was hosted at Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Training Academy and was offered free by using casino tax revenue distributed to the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services for supporting law enforcement training efforts.
Osburn and the other law enforcement officers graduated June 9 in ceremonies held at The Ohio State University. The fifth installment of the PSLA consisted of men and women from state law enforcement agencies, sheriff offices, and police agencies from around the state.
Xenia Daily Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.