Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman Completes the  120th Session of National Sheriffs' Institute Leadership Development Course

NEWS RELEASE 23-045 - AUGUST 25, 2023Sheriff with certificate

Pictured left to right: Sheriff Gabe Morgan of Newport News, VA, with Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman.

Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office completed participation in the 120th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute Leadership Development Course hosted at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, August 7-11th, 2023. This no-cost program is provided by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), U.S. Department of Justice, in collaboration with the Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA).
Sheriff Hoffman was nominated to join 23 other sheriffs from across the country for training on effective leadership within the sheriff’s office, the local criminal justice system, and their community. The NSI is the only executive leadership training program designed specifically for sheriffs to prepare them for all matters that impact the Office of Sheriff. The NSI was first developed and presented in the early 1970s in response to a need by sheriffs to meet the evolving demands of the office. The NSI has gone through many iterations throughout its history. Since 1993, the NSI has been housed in the NIC Jails Division. 
“The National Sheriffs’ Institute Leadership Development Course is an example of how federal and local government can partner and work together to improve the policing profession,” said Megan E. Noland, Executive Director of the Major County Sheriffs of America. “The knowledge and leadership strategies shared among the 23 Sheriffs in this class were invaluable and will allow each Sheriff to take back fresh and innovative ideas to apply to their agency and community relations.” 
“We are grateful to our partners at the FBI for partnering with NIC to host the National Sheriffs’ Institute at the FBI Academy,” said Dr. Alix McLearen, Acting Director of the National Institute of Corrections. “The Academy provides a rich learning environment for our nation’s sheriffs to exchange ideas with one another, interact with faculty, and be exposed to various speakers, including FBI faculty.”
The NSI currently has two courses of study—the NSI Leadership Development course, which prepares first-term sheriffs for success in office and strengthens the leadership skills of elected sheriffs, and the NSI Jail Administration course, which enhances the sheriffs’ knowledge of their responsibilities in leading the operations of a correctional facility. 
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