Florida Council on crime and delinquency
Fostering interagency collaboration of all criminal justice entities, providing relevant training, and encouraging community service throughout the State of Florida.
Greetings from the President....
Greetings FCCD members and friends,
As I write this, it is hard for me to believe the time has finally arrived for me to assume the president’s duties. I am so honored to serve this great organization and look forward to a great year of training, fellowship, and community service.
We have come through a long 24 months of challenges; Past President Shelley Liddle did an excellent and graceful job in dealing with all the unexpected events that occurred. I am sure each of you have had such challenges in your personal and professional lives and you have also learned that with persistence anything, any obstacle, can be overcome. But now, at this time, I am going on faith that we are moving into a new season that, while maybe not the complete "normal" we are familiar with, will be most abundantly better than the past uncertainty we are leaving behind.
This year, due to the challenges we have faced in the last two, I have chosen that our focus be our members and our brothers and sisters who serve our communities in the Law Enforcement, First Responder, Corrections, Military, Juvenile Justice and Criminal Justice professions. I want to express to each person just how much they are needed, appreciated, and loved for what they do every day to keep our communities safe and functioning. Our theme this year is:
Standing together to honor First Responders, Military, Criminal Justice, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, and all others who protect and support our communities.
My wish is that each Chapter will reach out locally to find those in your area that fit this objective and that you participate with them in events and community service that they have deemed important to them. In doing so, you will honor and express appreciation for their efforts on behalf of us all.
February 11-12, 2022 will be our first “in person” board meeting at the Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort. This is our host hotel for the 92nd Annual Training Institute to be held August 22-25, 2022. Please mark both dates on your calendar, as we want you there at both events!
As you know I am here to serve you, but I need and welcome your support, your encouragement, and your ideas. Together we can move forward to promote and enhance the objectives our organization is known for. Additionally, I want each member of our FCCD family to know how much I appreciate you and the job you do. You are needed and valued. Never forget that.
As I close this message, I want to leave you with this quote from Dorothy Height.
“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.”
Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency