CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – The Charleston Police Department (CPD) announced Monday that it has received a $ 30,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Charleston to be assigned to CPD’s Leadership Development Institute (LDI).
The grant builds on a $ 50,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Charleston in 2020, which helped launch the DLI.
With the objectives of “[creating] a safe community, [building] strong partnerships and [developing] determined leaders in the police service â, the Rotary Club has chosen to support the LDI as part of the centennial celebration.
The ILD was identified as a project which “represented an urgent priority for the community” and as “something which would have [a] long-term impact in Charleston and beyond.
46 participants made up the inaugural LDI graduation class, which DPC chief Luther Reynolds says is proof of the program’s impact.
âThe success of the first comprehensive training class that graduated earlier this year shows the positive impact LDI can have on all of our organizations and the communities we serve. With the support and involvement of Rotary, this initiative
continues to be a critical part of our strategy to develop better leaders within our ranks and to empower our agents to deliver a higher level of service and accountability to all the stakeholders we serve.
The latest grant will be used to help expand the program, with the goal of serving more than 500 DPC employees.