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Lieutenant Brian Gregory and Lieutenant Brian Woodring during today's graduation luncheon in Lakeland.
Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is pleased to announce that two lieutenants graduated today from the 77th Command Officers Development Course sponsored by the Southern Police Institute, Department of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville.
Law Enforcement Lieutenants Brian Gregory and Brian Woodring attended the 400-hour training program in Winter Haven in five, two-week segments over a five month period. Students learn to develop solutions to specific problems; plan, implement and evaluate management strategies; and understand federal requirements for personnel issues.
"It's imperative that our supervisors understand and initiate agency best practices as they progress in leadership roles," said Sheriff Tom Knight. "Continuing education programs and career development courses such as this are a vital part of our succession planning."