Florida Leadership Academy Graduation

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
- Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute

Sergeant Melvin Jackson Jr.
Hire Date: 08/07/2006

Supervisor Ciara Manns
Date of Hire: 01/05/2015

Two Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office supervisors graduated from the Florida Leadership Academy that was held by the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Largo.

The graduation was held on Friday, August 17, 2018.

The academy was held at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office located at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office announces the graduation of Sergeant Melvin Jackson Jr. and Supervisor Ciara Manns from the Florida Criminal Justice Institute’s, Florida Leadership Academy held for the first time at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in Largo.

The graduating class included 40 first-line supervisors who serve in leadership roles representing criminal justice agencies throughout the state of Florida.

The graduates met for four, week-long sessions and learned skills necessary to support the needs of their agencies and their communities as they prepare for future challenges.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Florida Leadership Academy. The goal of the Florida Leadership Academy is to prepare first-line supervisors in criminal justice organizations to exemplify the character and integrity expected of criminal justice professionals and to examine the various components necessary to being an efficient leader.

The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, which is housed within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and affiliated with the State University System, was established in 1990 by the Florida Legislature to address the need for an innovative and multi-faceted approach to the education and training of criminal justice professionals. 

For further information on the program contact Gretl Plessinger, Jessica Cary, or Jeremy Burns at the FDLE Office of Public Information at (850) 410-7001.


Posted by Monday, August 20, 2018 3:54:00 PM Categories: Awards and Recognition

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