Police Superintendent Jacqueline Vanterpoool, shown above commanding the Queen’s birthday parade last year, has been chosen to undergo special training in the United Kingdom. (Photo: CLAIRE SHEFCHIK)

Police Superintendent Jacqueline Vanterpool will attend the Strategic Command Course at the United Kingdom College of Policing next year, according to the Police Information Office.

From Jan. 6 to March 23, Ms. Vanterpool, the first woman to hold her position on the force, will be trained through demanding exercises in leadership and other areas, police said.

Ms. Vanterpool expressed her excitement for the “opportunity to share ideas and experiences with other senior officers and executives alike,” according to a statement released by the PIO.

Police Commissioner Michael Matthews added, “This is the most senior command training a police officer can undergo, and selection for it is rigorous and highly competitive. I am delighted that Superintendent Vanterpool’s determination, hard work and dedication has resulted in a successful application.”

The Strategic Command Course training will be held at the College of Policing based in Ryton-on-Dunsmore.