Supervisors Graduate Command Officers Development Course

NEWS RELEASE 19-011 - JANUARY 18, 2019

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Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is proud to announce two lieutenants and one sergeant graduated today from the 83rd Command Officer’s Development Course sponsored by the Southern Police Institute in Clermont, Florida.

Law Enforcement Lieutenants Craig Fairly and Adam Kaskey, along with Corrections Sergeant Chris Meyers attended the 400-hour training program in Clermont 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 our supervisors understand and initiate agency best practices as they progress into leadership roles,” commented Sheriff Tom Knight. “Continuing education programs and career development courses such as this are a vital part of our succession planning.”

Lieutenant Craig Fairly (pictured far right) was honored with the Director’s Award for Academic Excellence and as such was the class representative for Class 83 with an overall score of 98.75. Colonel Hoffman, Major Richard and Major Meinberg traveled to Clermont to attend the graduation ceremony.