Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
Sergeant Melinda Stowell
Hire Date: 02/06/2006
Sergeant Eric Vann
Hire Date: 08/23/2004
Two Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office sergeants graduated from the Florida Leadership Program that was held by the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
The graduation was held on Friday, April 12, 2019.
The academy was held at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Pensacola, Florida.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office announces the graduation of Sergeant Melinda Stowell and Sergeant Eric Vann, from the Florida Leadership Academy, Class 44.
The graduating class included 40 first-line supervisors representing 24 criminal justice agencies from across the state.
The participants met for four week-long sessions at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Pensacola, Florida. They learned skills necessary to support the needs of their agencies and their communities as they prepare for future challenges.
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 more information contact Gretl Plessinger, Jessica Cary, Jeremy Burns or Angela Starke at the FDLE Office of Public Information (850) 410-7001 or (407) 988-5009 for Tampa/Orlando.
From left to right: Captain Scott Kremser, Sgt. Eric Vann, Sgt. Melinda Stowell & Major Sean McGillen
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