The City of Satellite Beach is proud to announce that Governor Rick Scott has reappointed Satellite Beach Police Department’s Chief of Police, Jeff M. Pearson to another term on the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Chief Pearson will serve a four (4) year term on the Commission ending August 1, 2022.
The Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission (CJSTC) established under Florida Statute, Chapter 943, is an independent policy making body that ensures that Florida’s citizens are served by a qualified, well trained, competent, and ethical law enforcement community.
Primary Responsibilities of the Commission:
- Establish uniform minimum standards for the employment and training of full-time, part-time, and auxiliary law enforcement, and correctional and correctional probation officers.
- Establish and maintain officer training programs, curricula requirements, and certification of training schools and training school instructors.
- Certify officers who complete a Florida Basic Recruit Training Program, or who are diversely qualified through experience and training, and who meet minimum employment standards.
- Review and administer appropriate administrative sanctions in instances when an officer, a training school instructor, or a training school is found in violation of Florida Statutes and Commission standards.
- Conduct studies of compensation, education, and training for the correctional, correctional probation, and law enforcement disciplines.
- Meet quarterly to discuss issues and approve rules that relate to officer standards & training.
- Develop, maintain, and administer the State Officer Certification Examination for criminal justice officers.
The 19-Member Commission is composed of the following:
- Three (3) chiefs of police
- Three (3) sheriffs
- Five (5) law enforcement officers who are neither Sheriffs nor Chiefs and who are the rank of Sergeant or below within the employing agency.
- One (1) Person in charge of a county correctional institution.
- Two (2) Correctional Officers. One (1) of whom is an administrator of a state correctional institution, and one who is of the rank of sergeant or below within the employing agency.
- One (1) training center director
- One (1) Florida resident who falls into none of the above categories.
- The Attorney General
- The Secretary of Department of Corrections
- The Director of the Florida Highway Patrol
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2018
CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE
Gov. Scott Appoints Four to Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced three reappointments and one appointment to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
Chief Jeffrey Pearson, 49, of Satellite Beach, is the Chief of Police of the Satellite Beach Police Department. He is reappointed for a term beginning August 23, 2018, and ending August 1, 2022.
Sheriff Tommy Ford, 49, of Lynn Haven, is the sheriff of Bay County. He is reappointed for a term beginning August 23, 2018, and ending August 1, 2022.
William Harriss, 67, of St. Augustine, is the former city manager of St. Augustine. He is reappointed for a term beginning August 23, 2018, and ending August 1, 2021.
Chief Cristian “Sean” Hemmingway, 50, of Cooper City, is the Police Chief of Bay Harbor Islands Police Department. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 23, 2018, and ending August 1, 2019.