Sheriff's Office Promotions

NEWS RELEASE 18-204 - DECEMBER 13, 2018
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Sergeant Adam Shaw, Lieutenant Jeff Lane, Captain Brian Woodring, Supervisor Janine Griffin, Sergeant Adam Sherman and Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight.

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is pleased to announce the promotion of five Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office members.
 
Communications Operator I Janine Griffin is promoted to the rank of Supervisor assigned to the Emergency Operations Bureau. Griffin began her law enforcement career in 2004 when she was hired as a Communications Operator III. Over the years she continued to move into advanced roles becoming an Operator II and eventually, an Operator I. Griffin is both EFD (Emergency Fire Dispatch) and EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch) certified and has advanced training in Crisis Intervention. She is a current member of the Incident Dispatch Team and a part-time radio trainer. Griffin earned her associate’s degree in Business Management from Everest University and holds a certificate in Office Technology.
                                                                                                                           
Deputy Adam Sherman is promoted to the rank of Sergeant assigned to the Courts and Corrections Division. Sherman joined the sheriff’s office in 2006 and earned his corrections certification in 2007. In 2011, he joined the Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) and in 2014, was nominated for Employee of the Month. Sherman has Mobile Field Force, Dynamic Cell Entry, Firearms and Pepperball training. He also assists as a Field Training Officer and often participates in community programming including the Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy. Sherman earned college credits through the State College of Florida.  
 
Detective Adam Shaw is promoted to the rank of Sergeant assigned to the Patrol Bureau. Shaw began his law enforcement career in 2010 when he earned his law enforcement certification and joined the sheriff’s office as a patrol deputy. Over the course of his career, Shaw worked in the agency’s Tactical Unit, Criminal Investigations Section, Special Investigations Section and Intelligence Unit. He has been nominated for Employee of the Month five times and has received countless compliment letters from citizens and partnering law enforcement agencies. Shaw is a current member of the agency’s SWAT Team and has advanced training in Criminal Law, Advanced Interrogation, Firearms and more. He earned a Unit Citation for his efforts in intelligence-led policing while assigned to the Tactical Unit and has college credits through the State College of Florida.  
 
Sergeant Jeff Lane is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant assigned to the Patrol Bureau. He began his law enforcement career in 1990 when he joined the sheriff’s office as a Control Room Specialist while working towards earning certifications in both corrections and law enforcement. Over the course of his career, Lane worked in the Patrol Bureau, Criminal Investigations Section, Intelligence Unit and Training Section. In 2003, he was nominated for Deputy of the Year and in 2004, earned a Unit Citation for his work in investigating the homicide of Carlie Brucia. In 2014, Lane was promoted to Sergeant and went on to become a Tactical Flight Officer in the agency’s Aviation Unit. Lane graduated from the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association’s 306th Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives as well as the 241st Executive Leadership Institute. He has training in Instructor Techniques, Narcotics Identification, Interview and Interrogations, Criminal Law, Crisis Intervention, Case Preparation and Courtroom Testimony, and more. Lane earned his bachelor’s degree from International College.
 
Lieutenant Brian Woodring is promoted to the rank of Captain assigned to the Emergency Operations Bureau. Woodring joined the sheriff’s office in 1996 when he was hired as a deputy assigned to the Patrol Bureau. Over the course of his career, Woodring worked in the Criminal Investigations Section, Community Policing Unit, Youth Services Section, DUI Unit, Intelligence Unit, and Special Operations Bureau. In 2010, Woodring joined the agency’s SWAT Team and in 2017, he graduated from the National Tactical Officers Association’s SWAT Team Leader Development Course. Woodring received the Life Saving Award in 2014 after rendering aid, while off-duty, to a man suffering a heart attack. In 2018, he graduated from the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association’s 306th Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives as well as the 241st Executive Leadership Institute. The current SWAT Team Commander, Woodring has advanced training in Crisis Intervention, Instructor Techniques, Interview and Interrogations, Criminal Law, Firearms and more. Woodring is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s 77th Command Officers Development Course through the University of Louisville. Woodring earned his bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University where he was the captain of the Slippery Rock football team and became an All-American. He also holds a master’s degree from the University of South Florida.   
 
“This is a very exciting day for the sheriff’s office family,” said Sheriff Tom Knight. “It gives me great pride to promote five deserving members who have elevated through the ranks by setting an example for others by leading with integrity and respect. I have no doubt these influential men and women will continue to set a fine example for this community we all call home.”