PCSO Sgt. Timothy Kelly, left, and Sgt. Dennis Garvey pose after graduation ceremonies April 11 from the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Leadership Academy.
LARGO – Two members the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Leadership Academy April 11.
Sgt. Dennis Garvey, 37, is assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit and has worked at PCSO since Oct. 29, 2001. Sgt. Timothy Kelly, 40, works in the Economics Crime Unit and has worked for PCSO since Jan. 22, 2003.
The graduating class included 34 first-line supervisors, who serve in leadership roles within their agencies, representing criminal justice agencies from across the state.
Class participants met for four weeks at the Florida Public Safety Institute in Havana, Fla and acquired skill necessary to support the needs of their agencies and their communities and to prepare for future challenges.
The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, established within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and affiliated with the State University System, 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.