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Richmond County deputies complete leadership training at N.C. State

Sheriff Mark Gulledge, center, stands with Capt. Josh Chermak, left, and Capt. Chris Monroe following their graduation from the Law Enforcement Executive Program at N.C. State University. Photo courtesy RCSO

ROCKINGHAM — Two deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office recently advanced their leadership training.

Capt. Josh Chermak and Capt. Chris Monroe this week graduated from the Law Enforcement Executive Program at N.C. State University, according to a post from the sheriff’s office.

Chermak oversees the RCSO Professional Standards Division and Monroe is the patrol commander.

According to the LEEP web page, the program offers 20 days of training over a six-month period, “allowing participants to return to their home agencies between three-day visits to N.C. State.”

“Congratulations to both of you on this prestigious accomplishment and thank you for your leadership and willingness to learn ways to make us all better,” Sheriff Mark Gulledge said in a Facebook post.

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Last year, Chermak graduated from the Law Enforcement Management Academy, hosted in Monroe. That training included supervision skills, budgeting, evaluations of training and progress of officers and media relations, and other topics.

In 2020, Chermak was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant. He earned his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate in early 2018 and Monroe earned his Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate. At the time, both were assigned to the patrol division.

Both were promoted to the rank of captain and their current leadership positions in July 2022.