Sheriff Hoffman Holds Promotion Ceremony

NEWS RELEASE 22-057 - NOVEMBER 14, 2022
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Left to right: Sergeants Sabrina McMahan, Eric Griffin, and Britton Turner, and Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman.

Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman is pleased to promote three sheriff’s office deputies to the rank of Sergeant.

Deputy Sabrina McMahan is promoted to the rank of Corrections Sergeant. McMahan was hired by the sheriff’s office in August of 2013 where she served as a booking technician in the Courts and Corrections Division. She obtained her Corrections certification in June of 2016 and transferred to the position of Corrections Deputy. In 2021, she attended the Sarasota Criminal Justice Academy and obtained her Law Enforcement certification. McMahan holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of South Florida. In addition to her regular duties, she also serves as a part-time field training officer, mentoring, and training newly hired deputies. 

Deputy Eric Griffin is promoted to the rank of Sergeant assigned to the Law Enforcement Division. Griffin was hired by the sheriff’s office in November 2006 and assigned to the Patrol Bureau. The next year he obtained his certification in Law Enforcement. Griffin has worked in the Special Investigations Section and Patrol Bureau and is a current member of the Sheriff’s Underwater Recovery Force (SURF). In 2021, he became a Law Enforcement Field Training Officer and has taken courses including Underwater Police Science and Technology, Hazardous Material Decontamination and other narcotics-related classes. Griffin has received two meritorious achievement awards for work in narcotics investigations and was awarded the 16th District Congressional Law Enforcement Unit Award. Griffin holds an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

Deputy Britton Turner is promoted to the rank of Sergeant assigned to the Law Enforcement Division. After obtaining his Corrections certification from the Sarasota Criminal Justice Academy in 2010, Turner was hired as a Corrections Deputy.  After completing cross-over training and obtaining his Law Enforcement certification, Turner transferred to the Law Enforcement Division, later becoming a field training officer. He has been recognized by his peers and supervisors with a Corrections Deputy of the Year nomination and received a Life Saving Award for performing CPR and reviving an elderly female who overdosed.

“I am very proud to see these three Sergeants advance to the next rank in their careers,” commented Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman. “Each have shown leadership in their own ways from taking on the added responsibility of field training, to serving within specialty units, and attending the cross-over academy. I look forward to seeing all three of them grown in their new roles.”