Letter: Sheriff's Citizens Academy worthwhile for all Flagler County residents

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Praising Sheriff's Citizens Academy

Dear Editor:

I recently graduated from the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy along with about 20 other participants. It was an honor and a privilege to get an in-depth, hands-on overview of all the departments and operations of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

The FCSO personnel were extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of their duties as well as the entire FCSO operations. They shared their knowledge and expertise with us; they presented their material in a friendly, informal manner. They all seemed to genuinely enjoy interacting with the citizens and welcomed questions, shared some laughs and were unbelievably “down to earth,” making these classes not only super informative, but also interesting and fun.

The FCSO personnel displayed an overwhelming sense of pride, and rightfully so, for their departments and the entire FCSO. They talked about their advanced technology and resources, allowing them to be safer and more proficient at their jobs. They all showed great respect and appreciation for their co-workers and superiors.

Last, but definitely not least, it was a pleasure and an honor to see Sheriff Staly at several of these sessions. He was also very welcoming and attentive to our questions and comments. Before beginning this Academy, I had the utmost respect for Sheriff Staly, after seeing the interest in the community that the FCSO displays. After completing the Citizens Academy, I am more convinced that Sheriff Staly is a great leader. The FCSO personnel praised him often during their presentations. Earning the respect and admiration of your colleagues and staff is surely a true testament to great leadership.

Thanks to everyone involved in organizing and presenting the Citizens Academy and to all law enforcement personnel for their commitment to the safety and well-being of all Flagler County residents. I would recommend this Academy to all Flagler County residents.

Patricia McLaughlin

Palm Coast


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