Captain serving with Sheriff’s Office’s Emergency Operations Bureau graduates from Florida Sheriffs Association’s Commanders Academy

Daniel Tutko among representatives of 35 sheriff’s offices in the state to complete the recent training

On May 19, Daniel Tutko, the captain serving with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office’s Emergency Operations Bureau, graduated from the Florida Sheriffs Association’s Commanders Academy, Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman has announced.

The Academy is conducted at the Florida Sheriffs Association [FSA] headquarters in Tallahassee, a news release notes. “In collaboration with the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, sheriffs designed the Academy to ensure mid to upper-level criminal justice leaders have the background and training to carry out their agency responsibilities,” the release explains.

“The FSA Commanders Academy is highly beneficial to law enforcement leaders as we work to reduce crime in our communities and strengthen the leadership and infrastructure of our organizations,” Hoffman said in the release. “Daily, our law enforcement commanders must make thoughtful and complex decisions. Leadership development training is critical to making those types of decisions,” Hoffman added

Tutko and commanders from 34 other Florida sheriff’s offices participated in a two-week curriculum with more than 50 presenters and panelists on such topics as leadership, ethics, discipline, “and other areas related to upper-level leadership as well as emerging trends and issues in law enforcement,” the release notes.