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 October 14th, 2011  
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Capt. David Thompson elected Co-Chairman of state Education Practices Commission, Sheriff Mascara announces
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Capt. David Thompson, a 23-year-veteran of the agency, has been elected Co-Chairman of the Education Practices Commission of Florida, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

"Capt. Thompson, who heads the Sheriff's Office's Patrol Support Division, has distinguished himself throughout his career with this agency," said Sheriff Mascara. "His election as Co-Chairman of the Education Practices Commission is the latest example of his professionalism and leadership skills."

The commission is a quasi-judicial body that is the final agency to hear educator certification disciplinary cases and render decisions in regard to certificate sanctions. Capt. Thompson was appointed to the commission in August 2008 by the State Board of Education and confirmed by the Florida Senate in April 2009.

In an Oct. 5 letter to Sheriff Mascara from commission Executive Director Kathleen M. Richards, she wrote: "The recent election of Capt. Thompson to this leadership position indicates the high esteem in which he is held by the other Commissioners, as this position is usually held by someone in the field of education." * * *

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