The Walton County Sheriff’s Office announces Major Joseph Preston graduated April 10 in Tallahassee from the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Chief Executive Seminar.  Nineteen graduates represented criminal justice agencies from throughout Florida who serve in leadership roles. Graduates took classes on demography, budgeting, managing generations, ethics and implementing strategic change.



The goal of the Chief Executive Seminar is to prepare Florida’s criminal justice leadership for the challenging and changing demands of the future. Class participants study trends and events that may affect our state and develop new leadership skills to address and manage those changes.



Sheriff Adkinson praised the dedication to education by Major Preston. 



“Major Preston has done an exceptional job of setting an example to others in our agency and demonstrating that continuous improvement is the key to success.”