40 law enforcement officers across the state graduated from the Florida Leadership Academy on Friday, including three from North Central Florida.
The Ocala Police Department's James Buchbinder and Frank Zadnik III, were among the graduates. The Bradford County Sheriff's Office's Russell Gordon is also a graduate of the academy.
The graduates met for four week-ling sessions, at the Florida Sheriff's Association in Tallahassee. They learned skills necessary to support the needs of their communities and agencies, preparing them for future challenges.