Criminal justice leaders graduate from Chief Executive Seminar

For Immediate Release
October 28, 2021
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation of 14 chief executives from the Chief Executive Seminar, Class 54, today at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The graduates, who represent criminal justice agencies from around the state, serve in leadership roles within their agencies.

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 the state while developing new leadership skills to address the changes that lie ahead. This year, participants met for three weeks in Tallahassee with a focus on topics such as defining the future, organizational realities and leadership challenges.

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 54th Chief Executive Seminar.

Interim Chief Bryan S. Dorman
Bartow Police Department
Sheriff Eric S. Flowers
Indian River County Sheriff’s Office
Chief Michael G. Gregory
Boynton Beach Police Department
Deputy Chief Travis Grimm
Belle Isle Police Department
Chief Deputy Kenneth LaPee
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office
Major Sandy Mandell
Florida Highway Patrol
Director Charles Schaeffer
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Chief Kipp M. Shimpeno
Pembroke Pines Police Department
Sheriff Gordon Smith
Bradford County Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Chief Tonja Bryant Smith
Tallahassee Police Department
Inspector General Ken Sumpter
Florida Department of Corrections
Chief Charlie Vazquez
Tampa International Airport Police Department
Captain Thijuana Williams
Florida Southwest College Police Department
Lt. Colonel Daniel Williamson
Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
For Further Information Contact:
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001

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