Law enforcement supervisors graduate from Florida Leadership Academy


For Immediate Release
August 9, 2019

WILDWOOD, Fla. -- The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation of 40 first-line supervisors today from the Florida Leadership Academy, Class 45. These graduates, representing 24 criminal justice agencies throughout the state, serve in leadership roles within their agency.
The graduates met for four weeklong sessions at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office in Wildwood, Florida. They learned skills necessary to support the needs of their agencies and their communities as they prepare for future challenges.
The goal of the Florida Leadership Academy is to prepare first-line supervisors in criminal justice organizations to exemplify the character and integrity expected of criminal justice professionals and to examine the various components necessary to being an efficient leader.
The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, which is housed 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. 
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Gretl Plessinger, Jessica Cary or Jeremy Burns
FDLE Office of Public Information
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Florida Leadership Academy Class 45 Graduates:
Scott A. Baker                        Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
Tracy Bontrager                      Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Jermaine Boone                     Clay County Sheriff's Office
Michael T. Castaing Jr.           St. Augustine Police Department
Chad Cave                             Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
David Clark                            Sumter County Sheriff's Office
Cody Cochran                       Volusia County Sheriff's Office
Dustin T. Cosson                   Walton County Sheriff's Office
Clayton Crosby                      Bay County Sheriff's Office
Crystal Foley                         Seminole County Sheriff's Office
Gregory Gaver Jr.                 Port Orange Police Department
Dennis J. Hurst                     Escambia County Corrections
David Ireland                        Edgewood Police Department
Jeremiah Jones                    Marion County Sheriff's Office
Jonathan LaBelle                  Citrus County Sheriff's Office
Tashadra Lankford                Clearwater Police Department
Logan Long                           Clearwater Police Department
Zachary Long                        DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
Matthew McLane                   Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Cody Monroe                        Orange Park Police Department
Jeff Morgan                           Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
Richard E. Nelson                 Marion County Sheriff's Office
Marcus O'Sullivan                 Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
Tom Piaget                            Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
Ross Porter                           Highlands County Sheriff's Office
Deborah Reasoner               Clermont Police Department
Jose Rivera                          Boynton Beach Police Department
Ivan Sam                              Orange County Corrections Department
Kevin J. Shea                       Leon County Sheriff's Office
Kevin Simmons                    Alachua County Sheriff's Office
Kaal Somppi                         Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
LaMarcus Stainton               Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
James Streeter                     Collier County Sheriff's Office
Jason Strickland                   Citrus County Sheriff's Office
Christopher Thibodeau         Sumter County Sheriff's Office
Eric Thoresen                       Marion County Sheriff's Office
Naomii Tye                           Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Thomas Van Trees               Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Felipe Williams                     Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Neil J. Wilson                       Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

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