From left: Colonel Kurt A. Hoffman, FSA President Sheriff Mark Hunter, Captain David Scott, FSA Director Steve Casey and Major Brian Meinberg.
Captain Graduates Commanders Academy
NEWS RELEASE 19-084
Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is pleased to announce that another member of his management staff graduated from the Florida Sheriffs Association Commanders Academy.
Captain David Scott, Commander of the Corrections Operations Bureau, today completed the Academy at the Florida Sheriffs Association headquarters in Tallahassee. The Academy was designed by sheriffs to ensure members of the command staff have the background and training to carry out their responsibilities within the agency. The program was developed in conjunction with the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute.
“Leadership development is a priority for any sheriff engaged in succession planning,” said Sheriff Tom Knight. “Commanders regularly face complex decisions every day, and training at this level only enhances their ability to supervise personnel and best serve our community.”
The intensive training included 64 hours of curriculum on topics including leadership, ethics, legislative affairs, effective discipline, labor and personnel issues, fiscal administration, the civil process, courthouse security and jail management.