The Pasco County Sheriff's Office located in Tampa Bay, Fla., has announced the promotion of one of its long-tenured deputies. Deputy Stacey Jenkins was promoted to the rank of captain on October 09, 2013.
Captain Jenkins started duty with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office in April 1991, first as a detention deputy working at the PCSO Land O' Lakes, Fla., jail facility. In December 1994, Jenkins was promoted to the rank of corporal and assigned as a training specialist, effectively responsible for helping to train the entire agency's sworn staff.
In 1995, Jenkins returned to police academy rigors and obtained her law enforcement certification, becoming one of the few deputies to possess dual certification. By Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) governance, separate law enforcement certifications apply to the duality in law enforcement. Prospective candidates endeavoring into employment at corrections facilities must study and attain CJSTC "Detention Deputy" certification. Conversely, candidates who aspire to practice law enforcement on the road (often known as road deputies) must attain CJSTC certification as "Law Enforcement Deputy."
Thus, Jenkins labored hard and successfully obtained both certifications.
Promoted to sergeant in 1995, Jenkins was assigned as an administrative sergeant with the Court Services Bureau; her responsibilities were supervising the Detention Field Training Officer program and newly-hired recruits in the Corrections Deputy Academy.
Promoted to lieutenant in 2000, Jenkins oversaw many divisions and units, further enhancing her candidacy for captain. In her role as lieutenant, Jenkins supervised Inmate Housing in the Operations Division and thereafter the Administrative Services Division responsible as the Support services lieutenant ensuring the Commissary, Culinary, lobby, front desk, mail room, loading dock, laundry section, and requisitions (purchase orders).
Additionally, Jenkins supervised the Court Processing Section with oversight of the Fugitive Warrants and Civil Process units.
With a forte' in defensive tactics, Jenkins enjoys the challenge of teaching new recruits the high-liability dynamics of self-preservation and defense strategies.
Currently teaching as an adjunct in police academy classes, Captain Jenkins is studying at St. Leo University in efforts to obtain her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a graduation date of December 2013.
Hats off to Captain Stacey Jenkins for staying the course and setting an example: Hard work does pay off.
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