Captain Graduates Commanders Academy

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Giasone Commanders Academy PhotoFrom left: Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart, Flagler County Sheriff Rick Stoly, SCSO Captain Joe Giasone, Colonel Kurt A. Hoffman, Major Brian Meinberg and FSA Director Steve Casey. 

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is pleased to announce that another member of his management staff graduated from The Florida Sheriffs Institute Commanders Academy.

Captain Joe Giasone, Commander of the Court Services Bureau, today completed the Academy at the Florida Sheriffs Association headquarters in Tallahassee. The Academy was designed by sheriffs to ensure members of the command staff have the background and training to carry out their responsibilities within the agency. The program was developed in conjunction with the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute.

“Leadership development is a priority for any sheriff engaged in succession planning,” said Sheriff Tom Knight. “Commanders must make complex and thoughtful decisions every day and training at this level only enhances their ability to supervise personnel and best serve our great community.”  

The intensive training included 64 hours of curriculum on topics including leadership, ethics, legislative affairs, effective discipline, labor and personnel issues, fiscal administration, the civil process, courthouse security and jail management.