LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- A Lafayette Police officer is back in action after graduating from a special program.
Lieutenant Scott McCoy recently graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University.
The 10-week course taught lieutenants from around the country about techniques to improve leadership, organization, motivation and mental health in the department.
McCoy became the 10th LPD officer to graduate from the program.
Lieutenant McCoy said the course was challenging but he learned a lot.
"It got me out of my box. I wasn't quite sure how I would respond to getting back into the academics after 25 years of being away but it was all good and kind of reinvigorated you and provide you with new ideas," said McCoy.
Although the time away from family was tough, McCoy said he now brings more experience to his work.
"It's something that I can bring back. I can bring things that are learned there, make them tangible and apply them here locally to either benefit our department, benefit the citizens of the community or both," said McCoy.
In addition to the training, Lieutenant McCoy also received Northwestern credits for completing the program.