Episode Summary

In this episode of the Saint Leo 360 podcast, our guest is Tara Woods, a double alumna of the criminal justice degree program at Saint Leo University. She is also a longtime member of the Ocala, FL Police Department. During the discussion, Woods talked about:

  • Her progressive career with the Ocala, FL Police Department and how she advanced through a number of roles over more than a 30-year career
  • How she learned about Saint Leo University and the convenient options to earn her degrees
  • The undergraduate and graduate degrees in criminal justice she earned from Saint Leo University and how these degrees benefited her career
  • The unique programs she has developed between the police department and local community in her most recent role after returning to the department following a very brief retirement
  • Her advice on how to succeed in any career and the importance of taking advantage of opportunities, even if they are not the most desirable at the time

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