NEW WINDSOR – Police Lieutenant Daniel Valeri, a 22-year veteran of the New Windsor Police Department graduated from the Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (MALEEDS) on June 14, 2019, in Princeton, New Jersey. The 27th session of MALEEDS consisted of 60 men and women from law enforcement agencies in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Valeri’s law enforcement career began when he was hired by the City of Newburgh Police Department in January of 1997. He attended the Police Academy in Rockland County, graduating in June of 1997 with the class designation as “Top Cop”. Valeri left Newburgh to take a position with the New Windsor Police Department in December of that same year. The lifelong New Windsor resident also served as a K-9 handler in the New Windsor PD. Attending the MALEEDS course is just one more way that the lieutenant is working to improve law enforcement in his community.
MALEEDS hosts its annual training conference at Princeton University each year since 1993. This unique educational opportunity is designed to provide leadership training for police chiefs and law enforcement executives. MALEEDS is recognized as one of the premier selective law enforcement leadership training programs in the nation. MALEEDS, one of 26 FBI LEEDS regional command colleges, is a highly successful and selective program. According to Lieutenant Valeri, “it provides insight into some of the many challenges facing today’s police executives.” Participation is by invitation only and is awarded through an exceptionally competitive application process. Class size is limited in order to maximize the interaction between instructors and attendees during this comprehensive training program.
“While we pride ourselves on our high-level educational program, the MALEEDS Executive Board also provides nightly networking opportunities to continue the learning experience outside of the classroom and encourages our attendees to foster relationships that will allow them to better themselves and their agencies,” said MALEEDS President Chuck Davall, Jr.
Upon successfully completing MALEEDS, graduates become part of the larger FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) organization. FBI-LEEDA provides leadership training to police officers throughout the year and has an annual training conference each spring.