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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 9/16/2011 

 PCSO Detention Lieutenant Graduates From Prestigious Senior Leadership Program 

The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation of Lieutenant Kimberley Marcum of the Polk County Sheriff's Office from the 14th Class of the Senior Leadership Program on September 15, 2011, at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Headquarters in Tallahassee.  

Lt. Marcum is one of 30 law enforcement and detention professionals representing criminal justice agencies around the state who serve in a leadership role within their agency. Participants met for one week each month for the past seven months.  Graduates took classes on topics such as demographics, budgeting, and futures forecasting as it relates to criminal justice and strategic planning. 

Lt. Marcum is 38 years old and began her career at PCSO as a detention deputy in 1995. She was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2001. She has a Master's degree in Business Management,and early on in her career was instrumental in helping the agency achieve many of its eight accreditations. She is also a Florida Certified Public Manager. She was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2006, and currently supervises Detention Intake and Records. She is the commander of the agency Honor Guard. Her husband, Scott, is a dual-certified detention deputy sheriff at the agency. 

The goal of the Senior Leadership Program is to prepare Florida’s criminal justice leadership for the challenging and changing demands of the future.  Class participants study the trends and events that will challenge criminal justice professionals and the state in the new millennium and examine the leadership skills necessary to create and lead the changes that lie ahead. 

The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, established within FDLE 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.   

For a complete list of graduates, or more information, contact:

Heather Smith, Keith Kameg or Kristi Gordon

FDLE Office of Public Information

(850) 410-7001