Citrus County, FL) On August 31, 2020, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Shelley Clark, a member of the 21st cohort of Saint Leo University’s Command Officer Management Program, graduated.

“Sergeant Clark’s graduation is a superb professional achievement and postures her for significant contributions to our agency,” said Sheriff Prendergast. “The unwavering determination of Sergeant Clark to expand her leadership abilities for the benefit of our citizens is a testament to her commitment to our community. We congratulate her on this outstanding accomplishment.”

Due to COVID-19, St. Leo University’s Special Programs Manager, Brenda “Nikki” Heister of the Department of Public Safety Administration, presented Sgt. Clark with her graduation diploma. Law enforcement officers from the Citrus, Lake, Pasco, Sarasota, and Sumter
County Sheriff’s Offices made up this class.

Saint Leo University’s Command Officer Management Program was designed to provide onsite education that prepares law enforcement officers for the transition to command staff by addressing areas such as leadership, ethics, human resources, critical incident management, and other relevant administrative competencies.

Students who enroll in this program are required to attend six-week-long courses over a period of two semesters. The courses offered in the Command Officer Management School range from leadership and management in criminal just to ethics and organizational design and function.