Published Author and Chief of Police Educates Students on Leadership

Posted by on August 7, 2012

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Chief of Police Mitchell Weinzetl

Criminal Justice students at Minnesota School of Business in Elk River had the opportunity to learn about effective leadership from someone who has not only studied it, but who has many years of real-world experience applying it.

Mitchell Weinzetl, Chief of Police in Buffalo, MN, spent more than an hour with students
in the Criminal Justice Administration class talking about the use of force issues in criminal justice and effective leadership skills.  Chief Weinzetl provided examples of
leadership skills sought by administrators and referenced concepts in his book, “Acting Out: Outlining Specific Behaviors and Actions for Effective Leadership.”

Chief Weinzetl shared with the class that he has more than 15 years of formal leadership,
13 of which were spent as a Chief of Police for three different departments. Additionally, he has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement and a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Organizational Management.

Instructor Tim Trocke said the students in the class felt that the chief has been one of
their favorite speakers they’ve observed throughout their entire program.

Learn more about Chief Weinzetl’s book, “Acting Out: Outlining Specific Behaviors and
Actions for Effective Leadership.”


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