Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

Two OCSO Sergeants Graduate from Florida Leadership Academy

From left to right: Lt. Mike Howell, Sgt. DJ Fields, Sgt. Chad Rewis, Capt. Eric Aden, & Major Ken LaPee

OCSO Sergeants DJ Fields and Chad Rewis are among the latest graduates of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Florida Leadership Academy. They are two of 36 first-line supervisors representing 22 criminal justice agencies taking part in the Academy to enhance their leadership roles.

The graduates met for four week-long sessions at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office in Miramar Beach. They learned skills necessary to support the needs of their agencies and their communities as they prepare for future challenges.

The goal of the Florida Leadership Academy is to prepare first-line supervisors in criminal justice organizations to exemplify the character and integrity expected of criminal justice professionals and to examine the various components necessary to being an efficient leader.

“We are excited to have dedicated law enforcement professionals like Sgt. Rewis and Sgt. Fields serving this agency and our community. They strive for excellence in all they do, and their graduation from the Leadership Academy is a reflection of their commitment to their co-workers and our citizens,” said Sheriff Larry Ashley.

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