Sedona police chief completes Executive Leaders Program at Naval Postgraduate School

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Charles Husted, police chief of the Sedona Police Department, completed the Executive Leaders Program (ELP) at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (NPS-CHDS) on Feb. 3, 2022.

Husted has served as the city’s chief of police since April 2019. Under his leadership, the Police Department has adopted the motto “Selfless Service for ALL” and guiding foundational core values of “Community, Compassion and Honor.” He has most recently been busy focusing on an updated Emergency Operations Plan and the development of a Community Emergency Preparedness Guide for the city of Sedona, all in collaboration with other city staff, community partners and regional public safety agencies.

During the 12-month program, Husted interfaced with homeland security officials from across the nation on current policy, strategy and organizational design challenges.

“I appreciate the opportunity to have connected with and learned from a broad spectrum of professionals who have dedicated their careers and expertise to better protecting our homeland from the perspective of both an internal and external lens,” said Husted.

The NPS-CHDS students represent a snapshot of the homeland security enterprise, including professionals from the fields of emergency management, education, law enforcement, fire service, homeland security, public health and city/county government.

Located at the NPS, CHDS is the nation’s homeland security educator. ELP develop critical thinking, leadership and policy skills during a rigorous 12-month program. CHDS is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Preparedness Directorate, within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). For information, visit

About NPS: The mission of the NPS is to provide unique advanced education and research programs in order to increase the combat effectiveness of the U.S. and allied armed forces as well as enhance the security of the U.S. For information, visit

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