Vail Police Chief Dwight Henninger has just completed the Executive Leaders Program at Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
The goal of the Executive Leaders Program is to enhance senior leaders’ capacity to develop policies and strategies while strengthening working relationships across the jurisdictional boundaries of regions, agencies, local-state-tribal-federal governments and the private sector. Students study the interdisciplinary concepts comprising homeland security.
Henninger was chosen because of his extensive experience and recognized leadership in law enforcement, public safety, and emergency management and planned event management. He was the Chair of the Security and Safety Committee for the 2015 Alpine World Skiing Championship and is one of the coordinators for the Northwest Colorado All Hazards Incident Management Team.
Participants met for four one-week intensive sessions over a nine-month period at the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, Calif. The 31 participants represent a snapshot of homeland security across the country and include professionals from the Department of Homeland Security, and agencies within it, as well as emergency management, fire/EMS service, federal government, law enforcement, the military and the private sector.
The Executive Leaders Program was launched in August 2006. It is part of a series of graduate and executive level education programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA, and developed and conducted by the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security.