NEWS RELEASE 19-203 - DECEMBER 12, 2019
From left: Captain Joe Giasone, Crime Analyst Jacqueline Clifford and Lieutenant Adam Kaskey.
Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is proud to announce that five Crime Analysts have now received state certification as Law Enforcement Analysts.
Jacqueline Clifford, a 7-year employee of the agency, graduated on Wednesday as a member of the 30th class of the FDLE Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Academy. Her colleagues, Natalie Johnson-Mayer and Anne Marie Bowser, have held their certification since 2012 and 2013. Crime Analysts Caitlin Griffin and Lisa Gregory received state certification in 2016 and 2017.
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.”