Criminal justice leaders graduate from Chief Executive Seminar Class 56

For Immediate Release
December 7, 2023
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation of 18 chief executives from the Chief Executive Seminar today. The graduates, who represent criminal justice agencies from around the state, serve in leadership roles within their agencies.

Participants met for one week a month for three months, taking classes on topics such as future trends, social media, stress management, succession planning and communicating in a crisis to name a few.

The goal of the Chief Executive Seminar is to prepare Florida’s criminal justice leadership for the challenging demands of the future. Class participants study trends and events that may affect criminal justice professionals and Florida, while developing new leadership skills to address 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 in recognition of the need for an innovative and multifaceted approach to the education and training of criminal justice professionals.

Below is a list of graduates of the 56th Chief Executive Seminar.

Chief Daniel Acosta, Sebastian Police Department
Undersheriff Chris Andrews, Madison County Sheriff’s Office
Major Lisa Barnett, Florida Highway Patrol
Chief of Staff Bryan Beyer, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office
Director John Blanchard, Baker County Sheriff’s Office
Chief David Brannon, Bunnell Police Department
Deputy Secretary Richard Comerford, Florida Department of Corrections
Deputy Chief James Dunkelberger, Miramar Police Department
Chief Rob Goley, Pensacola State College Police
Chief Greg Goreck, Haines City Police Department

Major Steven Harris, Florida Highway Patrol
Chief Deputy Andrew Hobbs, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
Chief Michael Jacobs, Shalimar Police Department
Undersheriff Ron Lendvay, Clay County Sheriff’s Office
Assistant Chief Victor London, Fort Lauderdale Police Department
Undersheriff Thomas Raulen, Indian River County Sheriff’s Office
Lieutenant Michael Richter, Chipley Police Department
Chief Deputy Randall Tifft, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office

For Further Information Contact:
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001

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