INDIANAPOLIS — President Michael Brickner, Valparaiso Police Department, is pleased to announce that Syracuse Chief Tony Ciriello received the 2012 William Sudbury Memorial Leadership Award from the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, at the annual IACP Mid-Winter Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
The William Sudbury Memorial Leadership Award is presented annually to a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership Academy / Law Enforcement Professional who most consistently exemplifies the highest standards of Leadership. The criteria for the recipient of this award is an individual who:
- Demonstrates an awareness of the need for continuous learning
Chief Ciriello has excelled in this area by personally committing to and following up on seeing that members of the command team of his small department are exposed to PELA and its Collaborative Leadership concepts. He holds himself and others accountable for learning more.
- Exhibits commitment and courage to change things necessary to enhance leadership and organizational effectiveness
This is where Chief Ciriello has truly stepped up to the plate. Anyone who gets to know Tony quickly realizes that when he commits to doing something or taking on a task, he’s all in.
- Consistently walks the talk and models true leadership, and supports those in their profession who do likewise
Chief Ciriello demonstrates exceptional competence in this area by never hesitating to rise to the challenge of what needs to be done. He can seem to wear so many hats, and fill so many shoes at the same time, that all we can do is marvel at how incredibly effective he is at everything he takes on.
He doesn’t hesitate to step up whenever there is a need to demonstrate or facilitate true professionalism in law enforcement. His personal time and talent contributions to the Chief’s Association over the years has been immeasurable.
- Promotes personal and organizational accountability toward achieving a clear organizational mission and vision:
Here is where Chief Ciriello truly leads by example. From accomplishments in the Syracuse community, and the county, knowing and caring about its members; to raising the bar of professionalism and service within his department. His watch words have been, “Well, I don’t see a problem with that,” as he puts on yet another hat to help get the job done.
Chief Ciriello has been diligent in promoting a better working environment within his department, and in the community he serves. Again, not just the community of Syracuse, Ind., but the community of professional Law Enforcement overall. Tony Ciriello is a true leader’s leader in every sense of the word, a person of strength, integrity and true commitment.
The Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police represents in excess of 95 percent of municipal law enforcement from around the state of Indiana and has been chartered since 1922. It and its sister foundation provide educational training and benefits to its nearly 500 members.