Date: July 8, 2003 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Michal Shanley, 863 534-6631 or 819-0397 pager

PCSO Colonel Grady Judd to Attend FBI Executive Development Seminar

Polk County Sheriff's Office Colonel Grady Judd recently graduated from the prestigious FBI Academy's Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS).  The graduation ceremony for the 47th session was held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Colonel Judd said, "I found after attending the seminar that we share the same concerns as agencies all over the nation. From New York to California, and Alaska to Florida, we all face budget constraints, drug abuse issues, and are focused on Homeland Security.  The beauty of this program was that we were able to share solutions to these critical issues as well." 

Colonel Judd says he and his fellow students also learned how to provide excellent leadership, not only to their respective agencies, but to the communities they serve, without having a negative impact on the budget.

The FBI Academy seminar is a two-week executive training program designed for the chief executive officers of the nation's mid-sized law enforcement agencies. Since its inception in 1981, the seminar has graduated more than 1,300 executives. Travel expenses, housing and meals are provided by the FBI Academy.

Distribution: Undersheriff, Division Commanders, Communications, News Media

A text only version of this release is also available.

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