FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2012 (TALLAHASSEE, FL) – The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA), one of the largest state law enforcement associations in the nation and the oldest law enforcement association in Florida, is pleased to announce today that David Brand has been selected to fill the Public Safety Services Coordinator position at FSA.
Brand has an extensive background in law enforcement, including 28 years with the Tallahassee Police Department where he retired as the Internal Affairs Commander and ten years with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
“The values of the Florida Sheriffs Association are integrity, fairness, commitment and accountability,” said Steve Casey, Executive Director of FSA. “David Brand is an experienced, hard working professional who fits in perfectly with the core values of FSA.”
Brand has shown continued success and remarkable professionalism throughout his career in law enforcement. His experience managing the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Field Services as well as the Trust Fund and Professional Compliance Sections as the Education and Training Administrator for the FDLE will be an asset to the Florida Sheriffs Association.
As the Public Safety Services Coordinator, Brand will be responsible for running the highly successful Teen Driver Challenge program, developed to combat the high crash and fatality rate of Teen Drivers on Florida highways. Other responsibilities include developing online training programs that will be available to Sheriffs’ Offices across the state and coordinating the efforts of emergency management directors in the event of a natural disaster.
Brand will be filling the position previously held by Phil Rivers, who plans to retire at the end of the month. Brand holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Public Administration degree from Florida State University where he has taught as an adjunct instructor.
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About Florida Sheriffs Association
The Florida Sheriffs Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation made up of Florida’s Sheriffs, approximately 3,500 business leaders and 70,000 citizens throughout the state. Founded in 1893, FSA has quietly served the citizens of Florida by supporting the needs of the state's law-enforcement community. Through the Florida Sheriffs Association, Sheriffs are given a forum to address lawmakers to push for positive changes in Florida’s public safety arena. FSA also provides Sheriffs' Offices much-needed programs such as affordable training, special task forces and legislative and legal services. Dedicated to the prevention of juvenile delinquency and the development of lawful, productive citizens, FSA has established and continues to support the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, which manages facilities and programs throughout the state to help restore hope, fulfill dreams, and prepare boys and girls for the future. The Florida Sheriffs Association has grown to be one of the largest and most successful state law enforcement associations in the nation. Find more information about the Florida Sheriffs Association.