TAVARES – Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Fred Jones brings a unique perspective to the conversation of use of force in law enforcement. An advocate for Racial Intelligence Training & Engagement (RITE), Sgt. Jones makes a passionate and reasoned plea for empathy in law enforcement. He has taught RITE to his entire agency and has seen first-hand its positive impact.
The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Lake County Chapter is proud to welcome Sgt. Jones as guest speaker for a virtual professional development luncheon at noon on Oct. 21 via Zoom. To RSVP for this event, email FPRALake@gmail.com.
Sgt. Jones is a firm believer in transparency between law enforcement agencies and the community. He will share with participants his personal journey in law enforcement and how he brought forward RITE principles to leadership.
A native Floridian, Sgt. Jones has worked in law enforcement for over 20 years. He currently serves the Sheriff’s Office in Professional Standards and acts as one of the agency’s Public Information Officers. He also serves as the agency’s Crisis Intervention Training Coordinator and works with LifeStream Behavioral Center to train his and other agencies in de-escalation techniques.
This program is sponsored by United Southern Bank, a community bank that has been serving Lake County since 1937. It has 12 branches in Lake and Sumter Counties and a strong culture of community support and involvement. For more information, visit www.unitedsouthernbank.com.
FPRA Lake members represent diverse backgrounds – private and public corporations, government entities, non-profit organizations and counseling firms – sharing the common goal of enhancing the public relations profession through ethical and standardized practices. Founded in 2016, the Lake County Chapter is the proud recipient of the following FPRA President’s Awards: 2020 Digital Communications and Professional Development, 2019 Momentum and 2018 Chapter Achievement. Information about the Lake County FPRA chapter can be found at www.Facebook.com/FPRALake or www.twitter.com/FPRALake.