Lt. Smith and Administrative Division Chief Kiesel recognized
Two members of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office have graduated from the most recent Command Officer Management Program Cohort, sponsored by St. Leo University and hosted by the Wildwood Police Department, Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman has announced.
Administrative Division Chief Lisa Kiesel and Lt. Arik Smith participated in the 18-credit-hour certificate program consisting of six courses over six months, a news release notes.
“The students learned about critical topics such as leadership, ethics, human resources, critical incident management, and other relevant administrative competencies,” the release adds. “Saint Leo University’s Command Officer Management Program: Executive Leadership Institute was designed to provide onsite education that prepares law enforcement officers and employees for the transition to command staff and leadership positions,” the release explains.
“In succession planning, leadership development must be a priority,” said Hoffman in the release. “This level of continuing education enhances our personnel’s ability to serve and lead in our agency and community.”