Mosley Recognized as LEAD Instructor of the Year in Georgia – LaGrange Daily News

Mosley was named LEAD Instructor of the Year in Georgia

Published Saturday 15 April 2023 8:45 am

In recognition of his hard work and dedication to the LEAD program, LaGrange Police Officer Bryant Mosley was recently recognized as Georgia’s LEAD Instructor of the Year.

Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence, or LEAD, is a program dedicated to protecting children and communities from the spread of drugs, drug-related crime, cyberbullying and violence. Mosley is one of the specially trained officers who provide educational classes at local Troup County elementary schools through the LEAD program.

According to a press release from the City of LaGrange, Mosley received the award at the LEAD national conference in New Jersey in March. He was honored for his outstanding achievements in the exemplary implementation of the LEAD program for the benefit of the community and state.

Mosley said it felt good to be recognized for his work in the LEAD program.

“I always feel good when I’m recognized for my service, but I will do it regardless of whether I’m recognized for it or not. I enjoy serving and helping people because that’s how my mother raised me. She raised me to be unselfish and humble. With those values ​​instilled in me, I like the ability to pass on knowledge and information so we can make the next generation better,” said Mosely.

Mosley has been on the program since August 2022 and said he loves it.

“I like the signs that are evidence-based and proven to make improvements and an opportunity to connect law enforcement with younger people to reduce the stigma that they can’t trust us or see us as a positive role model,” Mosely said. “I am constantly working to instill confidence, the right values ​​and integrity to mold them into young men and young women who will be productive citizens and productive leaders. It’s about making the world a better place.”

He said that during this time the program has been worthwhile as he has seen the students’ progress and the trust they have placed in him.

“The fifth graders I teach from Franklin Forest, Ethel Kight and Hollis Hand, have slowly begun to self-regulate their emotions and communicate that they feel I am a trustworthy person to them,” Mosely said.

“One of the biggest things was a second year girl – she wasn’t even in class – but she told me she’s no longer afraid of the police or thinks she’ll get hurt or that we’re going to hurt her. It stuck in my heart because I understand where that fear can come from, but it felt good to hear that that’s changing and that we can be trusted, especially at LaGrange.”

Mosley is the SRO for Ethel Kight Elementary School. Because of his background as a licensed mental health counselor, Mosley is often called upon to assist with mental health incidents and interventions. He has been with the LaGrange Police Department since 2020 and is working towards completing his PhD in Philosophy in Psychology from Northcentral University to further develop as a psychotherapist and police officer.