Two local police chiefs graduate from Chief Executive Seminar


    The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation of 20 chief executives from the Chief Executive Seminar on November 21, 2019, at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The graduates, who represent criminal justice agencies from around the state, serve in leadership roles within their agencies.
    Participants met for one week a month for three months, taking classes on topics such as future trends, social media, risk management, stress management, succession planning and implementing strategic change.
    The goal of the Chief Executive Seminar is to prepare Florida’s criminal justice leadership for the challenging demands of the future. Class participants study trends and events that may affect criminal justice professionals and Florida, while developing new leadership skills to address the changes that lie ahead.
    The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, established within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and affiliated with the state university system, was established in 1990 by the Florida Legislature in recognition of the need for an innovative and multifaceted approach to the education and training of criminal justice professionals.
    Jackson County had two city chiefs graduate from the program. Marianna Police Chief Hayes Baggett and Graceville Police Chief Jason Barley.
    Other graduates include: Chief Brian Alexander, Gretna Police Department; Deputy Director Larry Bourdeau, Florida Lottery, Division of Security, Sheriff Darryl Daniels, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Rick Doyle, Belleair Police Department, Chief Investigator Eric Edwards, State Attorney’s Office, 9th Circuit; Major Justin Ferrara. Citrus County Sheriff’s Office; Chief Karl Hoglund, Sebring Police Department; Deputy Director Loren Lowers; Florida Lottery, Division of Security; Chief Gustavo Medina, Tequesta Police Department; Chief Steve Outlaw, Tallahassee Police Department; Chief Dan Purcell, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office; Chief Audrey Smith, Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Rick Swann, Indian Shores Police Department; Assistant Deputy Chief Shane Tucker. Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, Major Curt Turney, Hernando County Sheriff’s Office; Undersheriff Ray Walden, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Chief James E. Walters, Dade City Police Department; Assistant Chief Bobby Yawn, University of South Florida Police Department.


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