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Name: Patrick, Connie
Current Position: Director
A native of Titusville, Florida, Connie Patrick has served as director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) since July 31, 2002. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. Patrick began her 20-year career in law enforcement in 1976 as a deputy with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
In 1981, she became a special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). She was promoted to special agent supervisor, assistant special agent in charge of the Tampa Regional Operations Bureau, special agent in charge of the FDLE Intelligence and Investigative Support Bureau, director of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute in Tallahassee and director of the Division of Human Resources and Training.
Patrick joined FLETC in 1996 as the director of general training in charge of the faculty. In June 1998 she was named associate director of planning and resources and was the center’s chief financial officer. When Hurricane Floyd hit Georgia in September 1999, Patrick was the incident commander in charge of evacuating the students and staff. She was promoted to associate director for planning and development in 2001. Patrick is the first woman to head FLETC.
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