Today, Sgt. Scott Garner graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI). SLI is a program designed to stimulate personal growth, leadership, and ethical decision-making in California law enforcement front-line supervisors. Designed and implemented in 1988 through the efforts of California law enforcement professionals and top educators and trainers, the SBSLI is an intense program based on experiential learning techniques. Students are challenged to learn new ways to resolve issues through group and individual work.
Many supervisors and (now managers) at the Santa Cruz Police Department have completed the program.
The curriculum takes students through an analysis of management and leadership and how each discipline compliments the other. Deputy Chief Steve Clark has taught many graduate school level classes at SLI and Chief Kevin Vogel encourages department supervisors to attend the program for personal and organizational development.