Collier County Sheriff’s Office Captain Rod Bishop was among 30 deputies from around Florida who recently graduated from the Florida Sheriffs Association’s prestigious Commanders Academy.
The two-week program started March 7 and reconvened for its final week on April 4. The Commanders Academy is an exceptionally informative and educational experience that is essential for the next generation of leaders.
The academy provides a comprehensive curriculum and offers programs on leadership skills, business and personal ethics, management training and other topics that relate to the law enforcement profession. These forward-thinking classes prepare commanders for an exceptional career in the service of their communities.
Florida Sheriff’s Association President Sadie Darnell said the Commanders Academy provides supervisors “with the best possible training tools to do their jobs and carry out the mission of law enforcement in a manner that reflects the positives of our profession.”
Captain Bishop is a 24-year-veteran of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. He currently supervises the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division, which includes the General Crimes Bureau, Special Crimes Bureau, Financial Crimes Bureau, Technical Services Bureau, and Crime Scene Bureau.
“The Commanders Academy is another way we help the Florida offices of Sheriff be the best in the nation,” said Steve Casey, executive director of the Florida Sheriff’s Association. “Bringing relevant techniques and expertise by well-respected trainers gives our command staff the foundation for continued success.”