Press Release: Det. Gordy Lauren Completes Shield Institute Course

We received the following press release from the Lowell Police Department.


The Lowell Police Department is happy to announce the graduation of Detective Gordy Lauren from the Shield Institute, Command Level 1 course.

The Command Level 1 course is designed for the front line police supervisor. The course is geared toward those officers who are, or who will potentially be promoted to a junior supervisory position.

The course of study included: Leadership skills, Officer Wellness, Decision Making, Conflict Management, Performance Evaluations, Coaching & Mentoring, Implicit Bias/Diversity, Risk Management, among other topics.

Command Level 1 is an 80-hour course spread out over 5 months; 60-hours classroom and 20 hours online/computer based work. The course started in the fall of 2019 and completed this May. The course was delayed due to Covid.

Detective Lauren was required to complete a project paper/presentation. Det. Lauren chose the topic of Officer Mental Wellness. Det. Lauren received 100 out of 100 on his project with a nice review from his instructors.

We congratulate Det. Lauren on his hard work and his dedication to our profession, our department, and most importantly, to our city.

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