Cheltenham Sergeant Jeffrey Murphy receives FBI LEEDA Trilogy Award

Sergeant Jeffrey Murphy of the Cheltenham Township Police Department recently received the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) Trilogy Award for completing a segment of the Leadership Academy last week.

According to the Department’s post, “This three-week course is designed to develop and maintain great leaders, exposing them to various leadership styles and philosophies from experienced educators and former executives of law enforcement agencies.” For more on the training and the award, you can click here.

In 2019, Sergeant Murphy received a Merit Commendation for responding to a report from Building Two of the Tower of Wyncote apartment complex regarding a suicidal subject threatening to jump from the roof of the building.  

From the Township’s announcement:

Sergeant Jeffrey Murphy was among the responding officers on the scene and immediately started talking to the male standing in the dark, at the edge of the roof and threatening to jump. Sergeant Schaffer arrived and negotiations continued in an attempt to build rapport with the male. After a tense hour and a half of intense negotiations, the male was convinced to come down from the roof and was then transported to a local hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. A few days after the incident the male contacted the Cheltenham Police Department and stated that he was grateful for officers who kept him from jumping and saved his life.

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