By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Police Department is getting a boost in its effort to develop the next generation of leaders.

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The Philadelphia Police Foundation today presented police commissioner Charles Ramsey with a $45,000 grant to fund the Police Supervisory In-Service Training program, better known as “POSIT.”

The five-day training program, taught by Penn State faculty, is designed to develop more effective supervisors.

Commissioner Ramsey notes it’s something that wasn’t available when he was coming up in his career.

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“We didn’t have this sort of thing available to us back in those days,” he recalled.  “You were promoted and you’d put on a white shirt with stripes and, you know, go to the district and go get ’em.  And that was pretty much it.  Nothing to prepare you.  And there’s a better way.  And that better way is through education and training.”

The grant, courtesy of the Motorola Solutions Foundation, will fund POSIT for the current year.


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