A sergeant with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office has graduated from the 75th Class of the Command Officers Development Course, sponsored by the Southern Police Institute, Department of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville (Ky).
Sgt. Brian Sawyer joined 56 law enforcement officers from 31 agencies in five states who completed the 400-hour course. Class members celebrated their accomplishments at a graduation ceremony and luncheon in Fort Lauderdale on July 26.
The 10-week intensive course is heralded as the institute’s flagship educational program for upper-level managers in law enforcement. The course provides a solid foundation for practical law enforcement administration and a comprehensive overview of management practices.
The course also provides improved skills for enhanced communication within a law enforcement agency. It hones the managers’ skills geared toward better management practices, enabling them to make the agency more efficient and effective.
Sgt. Sawyer has been a member of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office for 17 years. He is currently assigned to the Financial Crimes Bureau and has investigated almost every type of crime throughout his tenure with the Investigations Division.He is also a 15-year member of the SWAT team.
He has a master’s degree in public administration and is pursuing a graduate certificate in global strategic communication through the University of Florida.