Florida Department of Corrections Banner, Secretary Mark S. Inch


May 31, 2022

FCJEI graduates 29 from the Senior Leadership Program

For Immediate Release
May 27, 2022

The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute (FCJEI) announces the graduation of the 24th class of the Senior Leadership Program at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement today. The 29 graduates represent criminal justice agencies from across the state.

The goal of the Senior Leadership Program is to prepare Florida’s criminal justice leadership for the challenging and changing demands of the future. Participants met for seven weeks over a 10-month period. They studied the trends and events that will challenge criminal justice professionals and the state in the new millennium and examined the leadership skills necessary to create and lead the changes that lie ahead.

The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute 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. The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute is house within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and is affiliated with the State University System.

For Further Information Contact:
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001

Graduates of Class 24

Major Lisa Barnett
Florida Highway Patrol

Lieutenant David Bright
Polk County Sheriff's Office

Captain Rachel Bryant
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Director Rico Cooper
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

Chief of Investigations Thomas Cotchaleovitch
Clay County Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant George Creamer, Jr.
Tallahassee Police Department

Captain Danielle Davis
Tallahassee Police Department

Lieutenant Casey Eades
Ocala Police Department

Assistant Warden Bryant Goodwin
Florida Department of Corrections

Lieutenant Matthew Harrison
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant Rocky Howard
Hernando County Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant Gabiel Lopez
St. Petersburg Police Department

Regional Director Thomas Magorrian
Florida Department of Corrections

Lieutenant Jeff Mahoney
Tallahassee Police Department

Lieutenant Chauncey Mason
Nassau County Sheriff's Office

Division Supervisor Janine Nixon
Office of the State Attorney, Fifth Judicial Circuit

Commander Marcos Ramirez
Altamonte Springs Police Department

Captain Mayra Rivera
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant Ryan Robbins
Marion County Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant Allen Salter
Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant Niquinia Sherwood
Osceola County Corrections Department

Lieutenant Neslihan Suhi-Moore
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

Captain Andy Valdes
Miami-Dade Police Department

Lieutenant William Valdivia
Orange County Corrections Department

Lieutenant Jason Velazco
Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement

Assistant Chief John Verwey, II
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant Mirtha Viton
Miami-Dade Police Department

Lieutenant Anthony Vizzini
Ocala Police Department

Lieutenant Gregory Washington, Jr.
Florida State University Police Department


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