Superintendent Richard Ullger recently graduated from the Police Strategic Command Course, following an extensive 3-month training course held at the College of Policing in Sunningdale, United Kingdom, between January and March of this year.
Together with 38 other delegates from UK Police Forces, Superintendent Ullger completed modules in Professional Policing Skills, Business and Strategic Partnerships and Leadership/Ethical issues in Policing. The intensive course tested delegates in effective command strategies and their application of frameworks when dealing with strategic command incidents. It also prepared them for delivering strategic transformational change in their respective organisations, by providing better value for money services in an ever-changing policing landscape. Delegates were also challenged as to their individual leadership styles and tested by critically raising their levels of self-awareness, by exploring the importance of developing cultures that promote equality, diversity and human rights, ethical decision making and practices based on valid and reliable evidence.
Superintendent Ullger was also required to develop effective team work at an executive level and enhance his personal political awareness, in order to be able to negotiate, influence and lead with integrity in today’s complex policing environment. Having completed this training, Superintendent Ullger now joins Chief Superintendent Mifsud and Superintendent McGrail at the executive level and will be eligible to apply for the senior policing role in Gibraltar.