The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute graduated 36 first-line supervisors on April 8th from the Florida Leadership Academy. These graduates serve in leadership roles and represent 26 criminal justice agencies throughout the state.
Sgt. Brad Collito, who works at the Hernando County Detention Center, was the latest graduate representing the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.
The graduates met for four week-long sessions at the Polk State College, Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety, in Winter Haven. 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, 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 multi-faceted approach to the education and training of criminal justice professionals.