NEWS RELEASE 19-120 - JULY 19, 2019
From left: Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast, FSA President Sheriff Mark Hunter, Captain Ryan Brown,
Colonel Kurt A. Hoffman and FSA Executive Director Steve Casey.
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 Ryan Brown, Commander of the Patrol 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.
“Participation in the Commanders Academy is beneficial to graduates, our agency and to the community as a whole,” said Sheriff Tom Knight. “Commanders must make complex and thoughtful decisions every day where this type of leadership training and professional development can really make a difference.”
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.