Crime Analyst Receives State Certification

                                                                                                               NEWS RELEASE #: 16-232 - DECEMBER 16, 2016

Crime Analyst Caitlin Rogers and Lieutenant Debra Kaspar at the FDLE Analyst Academy Graduation

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is proud to announce that three Crime Analysts have now received state certification as Law Enforcement Analysts.

Caitlin Rogers, a 5-year employee of the agency, graduated as a member of the 26th class of the FDLE Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Academy. Her colleagues, Natalie Johnson-Mayer and Anne Marie Bowser, received state certification in 2012 and 2013.

The academy, which began in 2003, is the first of its kind in the nation. During the six-week course which met one week a month for the past six months, analysts learned criminal and intelligence analysis skills that are used by law enforcement to successfully prevent crime and conduct complex investigations.

"I am immensely proud to provide Sarasota County with a well-educated workforce," said Sheriff Knight. "Advanced training through respected certification programs enhances the development and growth of our personnel."