From left to right: Major Brian Meinberg, Corrections Sergeant Jennifer Shaddix-Barker, Captain Debra Kiner, Captain James Forrest.
Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman is pleased to announce that Corrections Sergeant Jennifer Shaddix-Barker graduated on August 25 from the Florida Leadership Academy, Class 54, hosted by the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute (FCJEI).
Sergeant Shaddix-Barker and 45 other first-line supervisors attended the four week-long sessions at the Ocala Police Department. The graduates learned skills necessary to support the needs of their local agencies and their communities as they prepare for future challenges. The Florida Leadership Academy training prepares these first-line supervisors to exemplify the character and integrity expected of criminal justice professionals and to examine the characteristics needed to become an efficient leader.
“Participation in the Florida Leadership Academy benefits the graduates, our agency, and the entire community,” said Sheriff Hoffman. “Supervisors in all areas of our agency must be effective and decisive leaders. This is where training makes a difference.”