NEWS RELEASE 20-107 - SEPTEMBER 03, 2020
From left: Colonel Kurt A. Hoffman, Lieutenant Brian James,
Lieutenant Shawn Johnson, and Special Programs Manager Nikki Heister
Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is pleased to announce two lieutenants graduated this week from the 21st Command Officer Management Cohort sponsored by Saint Leo University and hosted by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
Law Enforcement Lieutenants Brian James and Shawn Johnson participated in the 18-credit hour certificate program consisting of six courses over a six-month period. Students learned about critical topics such as administrative leadership, criminal justice ethics, human resources, and critical incident management.
“Leadership development is a priority for any sheriff engaged in succession planning,” said Sheriff Knight. “Commanders must make complex and thoughtful decisions every day, and training at this level only enhances their ability to supervise personnel and best serve our great community.”