Xenia sergeant graduates from police leadership academy

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The 11-week course was held at the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Training Academy and covers topics such as leadership and ethics; interpersonal and organizational communication; public management; organizational culture and ethics; human resources management; budgeting and organizational behavior in policing. 

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Osburn, a 20-year Xenia police veteran, was one of 30 law enforcement officers from across the state who completed the course and graduated June 9. 

Community outreach is part of the program and graduates volunteer at the Columbus-based Huckleberry House as mentors and to cook meals for the resident youth as well as assist in building improvements. 

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Osburn serves as a patrol sergeant, but has worked as a detective, patrol officer and bicycle officer in Xenia. 

The program is funded through casino revenue as distributed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Office of Criminal Justice Services.

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