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Commanders Academy

"The FSA Commanders Academy is an exceptionally informative and educational experience that is essential for the generation of future leaders in your organization. This Academy provides a comprehensive curriculum and offers programs on leadership skills, business and personal ethics, management training and other topics as they relate to the law enforcement profession. A leader must attain a level of competence by achieving various milestones in their career and I believe they will gain those key elements in this Commanders Academy. This Academy will give your supervisors an opportunity to succeed by providing them with the best possible training tools to do their jobs and carry out the mission of law enforcement in a manner that reflects the positives of our profession.". -- Sheriff Sadie Darnell, Florida Sheriffs Association President

2016 Commanders Academy

The Florida Sheriffs Association graduated 30 deputies from the fourth class of its prestigious Commanders Academy April 8, 2016. See the press release here. This two-week program started on March 7 and reconvened for its final week on April 4, 2016. The Commanders Academy is an exceptionally informative and educational experience that is essential for the next generation of leaders. The Commanders Academy provides a comprehensive curriculum and offers programs on leadership skills, business and personal ethics, management training and other topics that relate to the law enforcement profession. These forward-thinking classes prepare commanders for an exceptional career in the service of their communities.

The Florida Sheriffs Association would like to congratulate all 30 graduates of the 2016 Commanders Academy.

  • Lieutenant Kevin Arnold, Jackson County
  • Captain Rod Bishop, Collier County
  • Lieutenant Vincent Bosco, Seminole County
  • Captain Sheryl Brown, Gilchrist County
  • Lieutenant Mark Buffington, Indian River County
  • Lieutenant Eric Burke, Charlotte County
  • Lieutenant Chris Cicio, St. Lucie County
  • Captain Michael Dieppa, Miami-Dade County
  • Director Nancy Duggan, Pinellas County
  • Watch Commander Luis Fernandez, Sumter County
  • Lieutenant Mike Fisher, Osceola County
  • Assistant Chief Lawrence Gayle, Duval County
  • Captain Neal Glassman, Broward County
  • Lieutenant Shawn Gordon, Clay County
  • Lieutenant Robert Holloway, Columbia County
  • Commander Oscar Jiggetts, Walton County
  • Lieutenant Kenny Johnson, Highlands County
  • Lieutenant Shawn Lee, St. Johns County
  • Captain Bruce McMullen, Orange County
  • Captain David Parisi, Sarasota County
  • Commander Brian Pasquariello, Flagler County
  • Lieutenant Ronald Patton, Lake County
  • Lieutenant John Richman, Alachua County
  • Captain Steve Rose, Putnam County
  • Captain Todd Shear, Manatee County
  • Lieutenant John Shivers, Hardee County
  • Asst. Jail Administrator Joshua Skipper, Washington County
  • Watch Commander Jon Slebos, Nassau County
  • Chief Brad Smith, Bradford County
  • Sergeant Gary Venuti, Okaloosa County

See previous Commanders Academy classes.

If you have questions about the Commanders Academy, email FSA Law Enforcement Coordinator David Brand

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