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Commanders Academy 2014

Event Date(s)

Monday, June 2, 2014 at 8:00am - Friday, June 6, 2014 at 5:00pm


First week of a two-week course of study 

(week two is July 7-11, 2014)

Tuition/cost:  $600 (covers both weeks) 

Appropriate for:   Middle-Managers to Command Staff level Commanders after being nominated by their respective sheriffs. Civilian administrators are encouraged to attend. 

Curriculum:  Blocks of instruction and panel discussion will include: Ethics; Leadership; Public Records; News Media Relations; Legislative Affairs; Emergency Management; Professional Compliance; Finance and Fiscal Issues; and the Accreditation Process. The unique culture and responsibilities of the Office of the Sheriff will be threaded into each block. 

Presenters:  Instructors include a range of professional trainers, Sheriffs and Command-level staff within Sheriff's Offices.   

Registration:  Limited to 30 participants.  Because of the limited number of seats, each Sheriff’s Office should register only one participant. Register online: 

Lodging:  Rooms will be blocked off at the Doubletree Hotel, 101 S. Adams St, Tallahassee, at the rate of $89.00 per night. 

Download flyer (pdf)

Visit the Commanders Academy webpage to learn more about the program and graduates.

Questions?  Contact David Brand, Florida Sheriffs Association, 850-877-2165 or

Location: Florida Sheriffs Association Training Center, 2617 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida

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