Hernando County Sheriff Office – Media release

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Media Release

Major Klucznik Earns Re-certification as Certified Corrections Executive with the American Correctional Association

Date: July 7, 2020

Major Shaun J. Klucznik, Jail Administrator at the Hernando County Detention Center, recently became re-certified as a Certified Corrections Executive (CCE) by the American Correctional Association

Prior to re-certification, Certified Corrections Professionals qualify on the basis of completing a minimum of 100 Continuing Education Contact Hours in a variety of professional level learning experiences and activities in the field of corrections.

Becoming re-certified as a CCE is an indication of demonstrated professionalism that involves the upgrading of skills and knowledge by: attending corrections-related training/education courses; participating in or attending corrections-related conferences; publishing an article on a corrections-related topic; participating in a formal, corrections-related study group; or, similar activities approved by the national Commission on Correctional Certification.

Through such mechanisms, Re-Certified CCEs help raise the level of professionalism in the corrections field by advancing the overall knowledge level of practitioners, and helping to ensure that they are aware of the most current and innovative approaches.

The certification promotes the capabilities of correctional professionals to the general public and enhances society’s image of correctional personnel.

Sheriff Al Nienhuis said, “The Sheriff’s Office has a relatively small number of commanders. The only reason that the agency performs at such a high level is because the commanders are engaged and dedicated. They know how to lead their respective areas. Major Klucznik is a prime example of dedication and professionalism.”