Kanab Chief of Police Tom Cram successfully completed the Rural Executive Management Institute (REMI), an executive management education programon June 1-4, 2009, in Reno, Nevada. The classes were presented by a faculty of experts brought together by the National Center for Rural Law Enforcement (NCRLE), an organization based in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Cram has been with the Kanab Police Department for 24 years, serving more than 26 and a half years in law enforcement. His participation in the REMI program reflects his commitment to education and his dedication to providing quality law enforcement in Kanab.

The National Center for Rural Law Enforcement (NCRLE), a division of the Criminal Justice Institute, University of Arkansas System, is a university-based organization committed to helping rural law enforcement agencies meet this challenge. The Rural Executive Management Institute, a premier four-day education and training course, was designed exclusively for the rural sheriff and chief of police, a group often ignored when this type of education is presented. 

The course is designed to mirror the educational programs currently available to urban departments and foreign law enforcement officials through the National Executive Institute and the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Instructors for the course are selected from a nationwide database of experts renowned in their field. Topics include Leading in Law Enforcement, Organizational Ethics, Future(s) in Policing, Communication Concepts: Generation Next, Media Relations for Law Enforcement, Preparing and Managing Budgets and Grants, and Community Crisis Preparedness.

For more information about REMI or the National Center for Rural Law Enforcement, contact Ms. Larance Johnson at (501) 570-8000. Visit the NCRLE website at www.ncrle.net to learn more about this exciting program!