The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute and the Punta Gorda Police Department are proud to announce the graduation of 19 senior Florida criminal justice leaders from the 47th Chief Executive Seminar. The graduation was held today in Tallahassee, Florida.

Captain Jason Ciaschini, Support Services Commander with the Punta Gorda Police Department, was one of the distinguished graduates. Captain Ciaschini is a fifteen (15) year veteran of the agency, and he currently oversees agency Records, Communications, Fleet Services, Professional Standards, Accreditation, Evidence and Property, and other various support functions within the agency. He also serves as an assessor and team leader with the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc.

Seminar attendees met for one week each month for three months 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.

“Today’s law enforcement leaders must have the capacity to plan for, respond to, and embrace rapid change effectively to survive,” stated Chief Butch Arenal. “We are proud of Jason’s accomplishment, and we know this exceptional training will add value to the police services our citizens receive.”

Prepared by:
Chief Albert A. (Butch) Arenal
Punta Gorda Police Department
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