Friday, November 18, 2011

2 CCSO Sergeants Graduate From Florida Leadership Academy

Two Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies graduated Friday from the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Florida Leadership Academy.

Sgt. Stephen Macera and Sgt. John Poling were among 30 first-line supervisors honored in a graduation ceremony. The graduates represent criminal justice agencies from Central and South Florida who serve in a leadership role within their agency.

Seminar participants met for four weeks at the Broward College Institute for Public Safety in Davie. Graduates learned skills necessary to support the needs of their agency and the community 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 examine the various components necessary to be an effective leader.

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 multifaceted approach to the education and training of criminal justice professionals.