Denton County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Andy Steele graduated Friday from the School of Police Supervision, a four-week course offered by the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration in Plano from Jan. 4 through Jan. 29.
His father, Herb Steele, was a Dallas police officer for 37 years and currently is a reserve officer for the Denton County Sheriff’s Office.
“We think it’s important to give our officers the tools they need to do their jobs at the highest level they can attain,” said Sheriff Benny Parkey. “Sgt. Steele has certainly demonstrated the type of initiative and professionalism that we try to encourage and reward, and what he has learned in this course should serve him well.”
This course is designed for first-line and middle-level supervisors and focuses on the transition from “street policing” to leadership.
Patrol Captain Mike Caley said that Sgt. Steele exemplifies the high professional and ethical goals of the patrol division. Sgt. Steele has been with the Sheriff’s Office since April 1997 and was promoted to sergeant in September.