The Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) announces Major Joseph Preston has recently graduated from the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Chief Executive Seminar. Nineteen graduates represented criminal justice agencies from throughout Florida who serve in leadership roles. The graduation was held in Tallahassee, FL on April 10th.
The seminar met for one week a month for three months at the Staybridge Suites in Tallahassee. Graduates took classes on demography, budgeting, managing generations, ethics and implementing strategic change.
The goal of the Chief Executive Seminar is to prepare Florida’s criminal justice leadership for the challenging and changing demands of the future. Class participants study trends and events that may affect our state and develop new leadership skills to address and manage those changes.
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 who recognized the need for an innovative and multifaceted approach to the education and training of criminal justice professionals.
Sheriff Adkinson praised the dedication to education by Major Preston. “Major Preston has done an exceptional job of setting an example to others in our Agency and demonstrating that continuous improvement is the key to success.”