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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Press Release
August 7, 2015
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(850) 488-0420

Correctional Officers Graduate from Florida Leadership Academy

Pensacola, Fla. –The Florida Department of Corrections today highlights the outstanding achievements of two correctional officers. Correctional Officer Sergeant Steven Bailey and Correctional Officer Sergeant Christie Martin, of Century Correctional Institution and Santa Rosa Correctional Institution, respectively, graduate today from the 33rd Florida Leadership Academy. Their participation in the four-week seminar at the Pensacola Police Department instilled in them the skills necessary to support the needs of their agencies and communities as they prepare for future endeavors.

Secretary Julie Jones said, “The Department is proud to recognize the achievements of Correctional Officer Sergeant Steven Bailey and Correctional Officer Sergeant Christie Martin. These officers have displayed exceptional leadership and the commitment to enhancing their skills and abilities to better lead the staff under their supervision.”

The goal of the Florida Leadership Academy is to prepare first-line supervisors in criminal justice organizations to exemplify the character and integrity expected in their professions and to examine the various components critical to performing as an efficient leader. The Florida Leadership Academy is administered by the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, itself established within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement by the state legislature in 1990.  

For more information regarding the Florida Leadership Academy, please contact the Florida Department of Corrections Office of Communications at (850) 488-0420 or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Office of Public Information at (850) 410-7001. 


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 22,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.

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