Law enforcement leaders from 8 area agencies gathered in Bay County on Tuesday to participate in a leadership course that aims to bridge the gap among employees.
Sheriff Frank McKeithen and the Florida Sheriff's Association co-hosted the course at the Bay County Sheriff's Office. Bill Burroughs led the course that focuses on multi-cultural and multi-generational models.
For the first time, law enforcement has three to four generations in their workforce and this course recognizes the importance of working with them all and understanding their needs.
"Bridging the gap is what we're trying to do because for years law enforcement ran on the same model of reward and the same operational models and at this point we realize we have to change because of the diversity of the workforce." Roy Hudson Jr. says.
Among the 48 attendees from various departments in our area were Sheriff McKeithen and Jackson County Sheriff Lou Roberts.