Law enforcement executives graduate from Senior Leadership Program

The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation of 33 senior executives from the Senior Leadership Program at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  The graduates represent criminal justice agencies from across the state.
Participants met for seven weeks over a 10 month period and graduated Oct. 16.  Graduates took classes on topics such as demographics, budgeting, and futures forecasting as it relates to criminal justice and strategic planning.
The goal of the Senior Leadership Program is to prepare Florida’s criminal justice leadership for the challenging and changing demands of the future.  Class participants study the trends and events that will challenge criminal justice professionals and the state in the new millennium and examine the leadership skills necessary to create and lead the changes that lie ahead.
The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, established within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and affiliated with the State University System, was established in 1990 by the Florida Legislature to address the need for an innovative and multi-faceted approach to the education and training of criminal justice professionals. 
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Samantha Andrews or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001
Members of Class 17
Senior Management Analyst Supervisor Sonya Avant
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Assistant Manager Juanita Beason
Orange County Corrections Department
Coordinator Larry Bourdeau
Florida Public Safety Institute
Captain Michael Burroughs
Florid Highway Patrol
Captain Markennis D. Calhoun
Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Correctional Services Administrator Carol Casimir
Florida Department of Corrections
Captain Mark Conway
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office
Lieutenant Erik Eagan
Volusia County Sheriff’s Office
Commander C. Mark Evans
Jacksonville Beach Police Department
Lieutenant Rose Green
Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Dept.
Lieutenant Lachrisha Gwinn
Florida Department of Agriculture, Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement
Lieutenant Keva Harris
Haines City Police Department
Captain Latisha Howard
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office
Captain Derrell Jones
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Captain Frank Losat
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Lieutenant Victor Medico
Fort Myers Police Department
Captain Richard Nalven
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Lieutenant Thomas Pikul
Florida Highway Patrol
Captain Paul Powell
Panama City Police Department
Lieutenant Debbie Pritt
Winter Haven Police Department
Captain Lawrence Revell
Tallahassee Police Department
Lieutenant James “JR” Riggs
Altamonte Springs Police Department
Captain Jay Russel, Jr.
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Bureau Chief Shawn Satterfield
Florida Department of Corrections
Lieutenant Steven Slade
Tallahassee Police Department
Captain Thomas Sophie
Volusia County Division of Corrections
Captain Stefan Vaughn
Okaloosa County Department of Corrections
Chief of Forensic Services Donna Wallace
Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tampa Bay Crime Lab
Lieutenant Chris Watson
Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office
Forensic Science Manager Lisa Wentz
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Major Daniel Williamson
Florida Department of Agriculture, Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement
Captain Tara Woods
Ocala Police Department
Chief of Forensic Services Lisa Zeller
Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Jacksonville Crime Lab


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